1. [ verb ] put up with something or somebody unpleasant
Synonyms: bear stand suffer tolerate put_up brook abide stick_out digest support stomach

"I cannot bear his constant criticism" "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks" "he learned to tolerate the heat" "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

Related terms: permit take pay accept stand_for bear_up take_lying_down take_a_joke sit_out suffer endurance tolerance toleration
2. [ verb ] continue to live; endure or last
Synonyms: live survive last go hold_up hold_out live_on

"We went without water and food for 3 days" "The legend of Elvis lives on" "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America" "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"

Related terms: stand_up live_out perennate exist be be
3. [ verb ] (work) support oneself by doing a certain type of work
Synonyms: live survive last live_on go hold_up live_off hold_out live_by exist_by

"She lives on the meager income from her writing"

Related terms: exist stand_up live_out perennate exist be be
4. [ verb ] face or endure with courage
Synonyms: brave brave_out weather

"She braved the elements"

Related terms: defy brave
5. [ verb ] undergo or be subjected to
Synonyms: suffer

"He suffered the penalty" "Many saints suffered martyrdom"

Related terms: enjoy experience die tolerate
6. [ verb ] persist or be long; in time
Synonyms: last

"The bad weather lasted for three days"

Related terms: measure wear drag_on run
7. [ verb ] last and be usable
Synonyms: hold_out wear

"This dress wore well for almost ten years"

Related terms: last
8. [ verb ] continue to exist
Synonyms: persist prevail run die_hard

"These stories die hard" "The legend of Elvis endures"

Related terms: continue carry_over reverberate run
Similar spelling:   entree