verb (used with object), en·dured, en·dur·ing.
verb (used without object), en·dured, en·dur·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR endure
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Origin of 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
Example sentences from the Web for endure
Weller certainly endures — his status as silver-foxed icon remains strong across the Atlantic, his stint as a councilman is endlessly torn apart by Jam purists and is now of the not-unpolitical, pastoral singer-songwriter ilk.Almost anarchy: The Style Council and the smooth sounds of sophisti-pop|Mina Tavakoli|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The oppression my family has had to endure should not be a punchline.Virginia chemistry teacher asked students to insert ‘neon . . . neck’ to describe how George Floyd died|Hannah Natanson|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Between record heat, hurricanes and wildfires, the country has endured billions in damages and nearly 200 deaths.
“I would love to think of her and all of my foremothers,” she said, “and all that they endured.”D.C.’s electoral votes will all be cast by women — including this Howard University graduate|Samantha Schmidt|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Some of her friends that had tried to play on boys’ teams had testified during the trial that they endured harassment before joining the Utah Girls Tackle Football League.Sam Gordon went viral as a football star. Now she’s suing to give more girls a chance to play.|Roman Stubbs|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Lohse rushes Sigma Alpha Epsilon, gets a bid, endures pledge term, and then submits to the dehumanizing rigors of Hell Night.
And if horse racing endures and survives, it will be the result of an overdue focus on the august animal that defines the pastime.
Few can comprehend the anguish a president endures, even in times of peace, and especially in times of war.
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
How swift your flight, O lovely hours serene!No other pleasure here below endures,Or lingers with us long, save hope alone.The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi|Giacomo Leopardi
Which do you think is the greater love, Diane, the love which endures for the moment, or the love which endures for all time?Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
Refined policy ever has been the parent of confusion; and ever will be so, as long as the world endures.
Changing the last clause it reads, “and, as long as the world endures, ever will be so.”
As long as the sun endures, or the stars, may it wave over a nation neither enslaved nor enslaving.The Flag Replaced on Sumter|William A. Spicer