To expose to the weather
dry, bleach, discolor, blanch, whiten, pulverize, tan, burn, patinate, expose, harden, petrify.
To pass through adversity successfully
overcome, endure, become toughened, grow hardened, stand up against, bear the brunt of, acclimate oneself, grow strong through; see also endure.
Antonyms fail*, be overcome, fall victim to.
climate, atmospheric conditions, clime*, air conditions, drought, clear weather, sunny weather, foul weather, tempest, calm, windiness, the elements, cloudiness, heat, cold, warmth, chilliness.
To exist in spite of adversity: