- 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[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.
NAmE//ɪnˈdʊr//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they endure
he / she / it endures
past simple endured
-ing form enduring
endurablejump to other results
NAmE//ɪnˈdʊrəbl//adjective I felt that life was no longer endurable. opposite unendurable