Endure Definition

ĕn-do͝or, -dyo͝or
endured, endures, enduring
endured, endures, enduring
To hold up under (pain, fatigue, etc.); stand; bear; undergo.
Webster's New World
To carry on through, despite hardships; undergo or suffer.
Endure an Arctic winter.
American Heritage
To bear pain, etc. without flinching; hold out.
Webster's New World
To put up with; tolerate.
Webster's New World
To continue in existence; last; remain.
Webster's New World

Origin of Endure

  • Middle English enduren from Old French endurer from Latin indūrāre to make hard in- against, into en–1 dūrus hard deru- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

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