- 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 parting. The pain was almost too great to endure. (formal) a love that endures all things and never fails He had to endure the racist taunts of the crowd. endure doing something He can't endure being defeated. endure to do something He can't endure to be defeated.
- 2[intransitive] 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. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French endurer, from Latin indurare
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdjʊə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʊr//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they endure
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdjʊə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʊr//he / she / it endures
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdjʊəz//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʊrz//past simple endured
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdjʊəd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʊrd//past participle endured
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdjʊəd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʊrd//-ing form enduring
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdjʊərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʊrɪŋ//