|endure /ɪnˈdɚ, British ɪnˈdjʊə/ verb|
inflected forms: endures; endured; enduring
1 [no object] : to continue to exist in the same state or condition • This tradition has endured [=lasted] for centuries. • She wants to make sure her legacy will endure.
2 a [with object] : to experience (pain or suffering) for a long time • The refugees have endured [=suffered] more hardship than most people can imagine. • He endured five years as a prisoner of war.
2 b [with object] : to deal with or accept (something unpleasant) • We endured the lecture for as long as we could. — often used in negative statements • I cannot endure [=(more commonly) stand] the sound of her voice. • I refuse to endure [=(more commonly) put up with, stand for] such behavior any longer.
— endurable /ɪnˈdɚrəbəl, Brit ɪnˈdjʊərəbəl/ adjective • Such behavior is no longer endurable. [=it is unendurable]
— enduring adjective • enduring [=lasting] friendships • anenduring tradition/legacy
— enduringly adverb • an enduringly popular tradition