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Adjective: enduring  in'd(y)ûr-ing or en'd(y)ûr-ing [N. Amer], in'dyûr-ing or en'dyûr-ing [Brit]
  1. Lasting a long time
    "an enduring belief";
    - abiding, imperishable
  2. Patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble
    "an enduring disposition";
    - long-suffering
Verb: endure  in'd(y)ûr or en'd(y)ûr [N. Amer], in'dyûr or en'dyûr [Brit]
  1. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks";
    - digest, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
  2. Face and withstand with courage
    "She endured the elements";
    - weather, brave, brave out
  3. Continue to live and avoid dying
    "These superstitions endure in the backwaters of America";
    - survive, last, live, live on, go, hold up, hold out
  4. Undergo or be subjected to
    "He endured the penalty";
    - suffer
  5. Last and be usable
    "This dress endured well for almost ten years";
    - wear, hold out
  6. Persist for a specified period of time
    "The bad weather endured for three days";
    - last
  7. Continue to exist
    "The legend of Elvis endures";
    - prevail, persist, die hard, run

See also: lasting, patient, permanent

Type of: allow, continue, countenance, defy, experience, go through, hold, hold up, let, measure, permit, see, withstand

Encyclopedia: Enduring