See also: enduré

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From Middle English enduren, from Old French endurer, from Latin indūrō (to make hard). Displaced Old English drēogan, which survives dialectally as dree.

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endure (third-person singular simple present endures, present participle enduring, simple 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.
    Synonyms: carry on, plug away; see also Thesaurus:persevere
  2. (transitive) To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant.
    Synonyms: bear, thole, take; see also Thesaurus:tolerate
  3. (intransitive) To last.
    Our love will endure forever.
    Synonyms: go on, hold on, persist; see also Thesaurus:persist
  4. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
    Synonyms: resist, survive, withstand
  5. (transitive) To suffer patiently.
    He endured years of pain.
    Synonyms: accept, thole, withstand
    • 2011 April 11, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Dirk Kuyt sandwiched a goal in between Carroll's double as City endured a night of total misery, with captain Carlos Tevez limping off early on with a hamstring strain that puts a serious question mark over his participation in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley.
  6. (obsolete) To indurate.

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endure

  1. inflection of endurer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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endure

  1. inflection of endurar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative