Survive definitions

sər-vīv'
To remain alive or in existence.
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To carry on despite hardships or trauma; persevere.

Families that were surviving in tents after the flood.

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To remain functional or usable.

I dropped the radio, but it survived.

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To live longer than; outlive.

She survived her husband by five years.

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To live, persist, or remain usable through.

Plants that can survive frosts; a clock that survived a fall.

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To cope with (a trauma or setback); persevere after.

Survived child abuse.

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To continue living or existing, as after an event or after another's death.
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To live or exist longer than or beyond the life or existence of; outlive.
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To continue to live after or in spite of.

To survive a wreck.

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Survive is defined as to live beyond or remain alive in spite of something.

An example of survive is someone living through a major plane crash.

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(intransitive) Of a person, to continue to live; to remain alive.
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(intransitive) Of an object or concept, to continue to exist.
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To live longer than; to outlive.

His children survived him; he was survived by his children.

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To live past a life-threatening event.

He did not survive the accident.

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Origin of survive

From Anglo-Norman survivre, Old French survivre, from Late Latin supervivere (“to outlive"), from Latin super (“over") + vivere (“to live"), akin to vita (“life"); see vivid. Compare devive, revive.