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Overview of verb endure

The verb endure has 7 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (6) digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up

(put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage")

2. (4) weather, endure, brave, brave out

(face and withstand with courage; "She braved the elements")

3. (4) survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out

(continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?")

4. (2) suffer, endure

(undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom")

5. wear, hold out, endure

(last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years")

6. last, endure

(persist for a specified period of time; "The bad weather lasted for three days")

7. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure

(continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures")

Overview of adj enduring

The adj enduring has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (6) abiding, enduring, imperishable

(unceasing; "an abiding belief"; "imperishable truths")

2. enduring, long-suffering

(patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble; "an enduring disposition"; "a long-suffering and uncomplaining wife") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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