endure
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɪnˈdjʊə̯(ɹ)/, /ɪnˈdjɔː(ɹ)/, /ɪnˈd͡ʒʊə̯(ɹ)/, /ɪnˈd͡ʒɔː(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ɪnˈd(j)ʊɹ/
Verb

endure (endures, present participle enduring; past and past participle endured)

  1. (intransitive) To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships; to persist.
    The singer's popularity endured for decades.
  2. (transitive) To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant.
  3. (intransitive) To last.
    Our love will endure forever.
    • Bible, Job viii. 15
      He shall hold it [his house] fast, but it shall not endure.
  4. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
    • Bible, Ezekiel xxii. 14
      Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong in the days that I shall deal with thee?
  5. (transitive) To suffer patiently.
    He endured years of pain.
  6. (obsolete) To indurate.
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