Survive is defined as to live beyond or remain alive in spite of something.(verb)
An example of survive is someone living through a major plane crash.
See survive in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME surviven < OFr survivre < L supervivere < super-, above (see super-) + vivere, to live (see bio-)
See survive in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb sur·vived, sur·viv·ing, sur·vives verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English surviven
Origin: , from Old French sourvivre
Origin: , from Latin supervīvere
Origin: : super-, super-
Origin: + vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.
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