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Definition of endure verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they endure
    he / she / it endures
    past simple endured
    -ing form enduring
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  1. 1[transitive] to experience and deal with something that is painful or unpleasant, especially without complaining synonym bear endure something They had to endure a long wait before the case came to trial. She could not endure the thought of leaving him. The pain was almost too great to endure. (formal) a love that endures all things and never fails endure doing something He can't endure being defeated.
  2. 2[intransitive] (formal) to continue to exist for a long time synonym last1 a success that will endure The torn flag has endured as a symbol of freedom.
adjective I felt that life was no longer endurable. opposite unendurable
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