endure

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. continue, remain, wear, last; abide, bear, suffer, bear up, sustain, undergo; tolerate, put up with, stand, brook, permit. See resistance, feeling, durability, existence. Ant., perish, falter.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To continue]
Syn. persist, remain, last, continue, be long-lived, exist, be, abide, bide, stay, prevail, wear, be timeless, sustain, survive, outlast, superannuate, be left, carry on, stay on, live on, go on, hold on, hang on, keep on, keep going, persevere, linger, outlive, have no end, hold out, wear on, be solid as a rock*, never say die*, go the distance*; see also continue 1 .
Ant. die*, cease, end.
2. [To sustain adversity]
Syn. suffer, tolerate, bear, allow, permit, support, undergo, stand, sit through, brook, take, withstand, bear with, bear up, bear up under, hold up, accustom oneself to, abide, submit to, be subjected to, put up with, countenance, sustain, go through, pass through, feel, experience, know, meet with, encounter, be patient with, resign oneself, weather, brave, face, survive, cope with, handle, carry on, live through, live out, brace oneself, bear the brunt, stand for*, swallow*, stomach*, eat*, pocket one's pride*, never say die*, not flag*, grin and bear it*, ride out*, stick it out*, sweat it out*, hang on*, hang in there*, pull through*, make one's own bed and lie in it*, take one's punishment*, keep one's chin up*, bite the bullet*, tough it out*.
Ant. avoid*, resist, collapse, succumb.
Syn.- endure implies a holding up against prolonged pain, distress, etc., and stresses stamina or patience; bear implies a putting up with something that distresses, annoys, pains, etc., without suggesting the way in which one sustains the imposition; suffer suggests passive acceptance of or resignation to that which is painful or unpleasant; tolerate and the more informal stand both imply self-imposed restraint of one's opposition to what is offensive or repugnant; brook , a literary word, is usually used in the negative, suggesting determined refusal to put up with what is distasteful [ I will brook no interference ] See also Synonym Study at continue .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. bear hold out, live through, withstand, tolerate, *stick it out, brave, suffer, weather, stand, *ride out, take it, *go through the mill, *hang in, brook.
2. continue persist, last, abide, perdure, sustain, go on, outlast, survive, prevail.
ANT.: 1. give out, cave in, collapse, quit. 2. peter out, die, end
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To carry on through despite hardships: Slang: sweat out, tough out. See CONTINUE. 2. To put up with: abide, accept, bear, brook2, go, stand (for), stomach, suffer, support, sustain, swallow, take, tolerate, withstand. Informal: lump2. Idioms: take it, take it lying down. See ACCEPT. 3. To be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time: abide, continue, go on, hold out, last2, persist, remain, stay1. See CONTINUE. 4. To withstand stress or difficulty: bear up, hold up, stand up. See CONTINUE.

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