endure

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪnˈdjʊər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɛnˈdʊr, -ˈdyʊr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(en dŏŏr, -dyŏŏr)


Inflections of 'endure' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
endures
v 3rd person singular
enduring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
endured
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
endured
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•dure /ɛnˈdʊr, -ˈdyʊr/USA pronunciation   v.,  -dured, -dur•ing. 
  1. to hold out against;
    bear patiently or without complaint;
    undergo:[+ object]I could hardly endure the heat.
  2. to continue to exist;
    last:[no object]The music of Bach has endured through the ages.
en•dur•ing, adj.: deep and enduring affection.See -dur-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•dure  (en dŏŏr, -dyŏŏr),USA pronunciation v.,  -dured, -dur•ing. 
v.t. 
  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.

v.i. 
  1. to continue to exist;
    last:These words will endure as long as people live who love freedom.
  2. to support adverse force or influence of any kind;
    suffer without yielding;
    suffer patiently:Even in the darkest ages humanity has endured.
  3. 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.
en•durer, n. 
  • Latin indūrāre to harden, make lasting, equivalent. to in- in-2 + dūrāre to last, be or become hard, derivative of dūrus hard
  • Anglo-French, Old French endurer
  • Middle English enduren 1275–1325
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged stand, support, suffer, brook. See  bear 1.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged abide. See  continue. 
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fail, die.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
endure /ɪnˈdjʊə/ vb
  1. to undergo (hardship, strain, privation, etc) without yielding; bear
  2. (transitive) to permit or tolerate
  3. (intransitive) to last or continue to exist
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French endurer, from Latin indūrāre to harden, from dūrus hard

enˈdurable adj
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