verb (used with object), en·dured, en·dur·ing.
verb (used without object), en·dured, en·dur·ing.
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Origin of endure
SYNONYMS FOR endure
historical usage of endure
Endure comes from Old French endurer “to make hard, harden, bear.” The Old French verb is a regular development of Latin indūrāre, with the same meanings. Indūrāre is a derivative of the adjective dūrus, which has a wide range of meanings, including “hard, firm, solid, constipated, dull, obtuse, pitiless, oppressive.”
Dūrus comes from an unrecorded drūr(us), dūr- (drūr-), being the Latin development of the Proto-Indo-European root deru-, doru-, drew-, drū- “oak tree, tree,” which is very common throughout the Indo-European languages and has many variants and suffixes. In Greek, dóry means “wood, tree, tree trunk, spear”; drŷs means “tree, oak tree” (sacred to Zeus); Dōrieús “a Dorian” was “a Greek (originally) from Dōrís (the ancient Greek region of Doris, literally, Forestlands).” The Old Irish noun drūi “druid” ultimately comes from dru-wid- “strong seer”; from the variant drew-. Old Church Slavonic has drĕvo “tree.” In Germanic, drew- becomes triu “tree, wood,” which becomes trēow in Old English (English tree ).
OTHER WORDS FROM endureen·dur·er, nounun·en·dured, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for endures
Lohse rushes Sigma Alpha Epsilon, gets a bid, endures pledge term, and then submits to the dehumanizing rigors of Hell Night.
Shirley, at its core, is about exactly that kind of connection: the one that endures despite all else.The Fiction Writer Shirley Jackson Stars in Her Own Novel|Hugh Ryan|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is just as much of a choice as love—love that bears all things, believes all things, endures all things, hopes all things.Read Jon Favreau’s Full Commencement Address to College of the Holy Cross|Jon Favreau|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This idea of constant attack and Christian victimhood is grounded in the myths of the early church, but it endures to this day.The Death of Jesus and the Rise of the Christian Persecution Myth|Candida Moss|March 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But he can also see that she endures the trauma associated with writing her own story.
The shortest term of copyright exists in Greece, where it endures for but fifteen years from publication.International Copyright|George Haven Putnam
And herein lies the magnanimous courage of love, that it endures this knowledge without change.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
Intrigue against me has exhausted itself; but he who endures slavery deserves to live a slave.Ole Bull|Sara C. Bull
Intense cold he endures with cheerful fortitude and as intense mid-summer heat without losing his astonishing vitality.Birds Every Child Should Know|Neltje Blanchan
Without remorse, he endures all its horrors; without guilt, he endures all its shame.Characteristics of Women|Anna Jameson