endure

[en-door, -dyoor]
verb (used with object), endured, enduring.
1.
to hold out against; sustain without impairment or yielding; undergo: to endure great financial pressures with equanimity.
2.
to bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate: I cannot endure your insults any longer.
3.
to admit of; allow; bear: His poetry is such that it will not endure a superficial reading.
verb (used without object), endured, enduring.
4.
to continue to exist; last: These words will endure as long as people live who love freedom.
5.
to support adverse force or influence of any kind; suffer without yielding; suffer patiently: Even in the darkest ages humanity has endured.
6.
to have or gain continued or lasting acknowledgment or recognition, as of worth, merit or greatness: His plays have endured for more than three centuries.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English enduren < Anglo-French, Old French endurer < Latin indūrāre to harden, make lasting, equivalent to in- in-2 + dūrāre to last, be or become hard, derivative of dūrus hard

endurer, noun
unendured, adjective


2. stand, support, suffer, brook. See bear1. 4. abide. See continue.


4. fail, die.
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endure (ɪnˈdjʊə)
 
vb
1.  to undergo (hardship, strain, privation, etc) without yielding; bear
2.  (tr) to permit or tolerate
3.  (intr) to last or continue to exist
 
[C14: from Old French endurer, from Latin indūrāre to harden, from dūrus hard]
 
en'durable
 
adj
 
endura'bility
 
n
 
en'durableness
 
n
 
en'durably
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

endure
late 14c., from O.Fr. endurer, from L. indurare "make hard," in L.L. "harden (the heart) against," from in- "in" + durare "to harden," from durus "hard," from PIE *deru- "be firm, solid." Replaced the important O.E. verb dreogan (pt. dreag, pp. drogen), which survives in dial. dree. Related: Endured;
endures.
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Example sentences
These bacterial endospores often endure many years of hardship before they find
  the growth conditions necessary for germination.
The official definition of sustainability is the capacity to endure.
You must endure the unfairness.
It is the strongest assurance that the recovery will endure.
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