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Dictionary definition for: Endure

1. (v) 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. (v) face or endure with courage; "She braved the elements"

3. (v) continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days" "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America" "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"

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

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

6. (v) persist or be long; in time; "The bad weather lasted for three days"

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

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