verb (used without object), sur·vived, sur·viv·ing.
verb (used with object), sur·vived, sur·viv·ing.
Origin of survive
Examples from the Web for survive
We've managed to survive, and I want to be a part of that tradition.
Of the ones that do survive, some will be too disillusioned to carry out an attack.What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists|Scott Beauchamp|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The longtime pals—and co-stars of The Interview—stripped down and tried to survive on the Discovery Channel reality series.James Franco and Seth Rogen Get ‘Naked and Afraid’… And It’s Hilarious|Marlow Stern|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To survive on such low pay, she and her 11-year-old son share a house with another woman and four children.
The participants want to win—or at least they want to survive, and when losing means dying, winning is the only way to survive.
Only the strongest have been able to survive the ordeals of birth and childhood.Life on a Mediaeval Barony|William Stearns Davis
The unpersonified sense seems to survive in a few passages of the Rigveda.A History of Sanskrit Literature|Arthur A. MacDonell
Dirt does not survive long, once within the walls of the lodging-house.How the Other Half Lives|Jacob A. Riis
They gave the country a name and a reputation in this first year of gold mining in the Sierras that will survive them every one.First Fam'lies of the Sierras|Joaquin Miller
One can survive the loss of one's self‑respect; but of one's vanity, never.The Martian|George Du Maurier
British Dictionary definitions for survive
Word Origin for survive
Word Origin and History for survive
early 15c., "act or condition of one person outliving another," originally in the legal (inheritance) sense, from Anglo-French survivre, Old French souvivre, from Latin supervivere "live beyond, live longer than," from super "over, beyond" (see super-) + vivere "to live" (see vivid). Related: Survived; surviving.