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Another word for endure

  1. To put up with

      1. To treat or deal with in a mass, or include in one group
      2. (Informal) (like it or) lump it, to (willingly or) unwillingly have to put up with something disagreeable
      3. To put together in a single group without discrimination.
      1. To resist or oppose with determined effort:
      2. To oppose, resist, or endure, esp. in a successful way
      3. To resist or endure (something) successfully.
      1. To refrain from interfering with or prohibiting (something undesirable or outside one's own practice or beliefs); allow or permit:
      2. To recognize and respect (others' beliefs, practices, etc.) without sharing them
      3. To bear, or put up with (someone or something not especially liked)
      1. To get hold of; grasp or catch
      2. To understand or interpret:
      3. To accept or receive something:
      1. (Informal) To accept as true without question; receive gullibly
      2. To put up with (something unpleasant):
      3. To take in; absorb; engulf; envelop
      1. To strengthen the spirits, courage, etc. of; comfort; buoy up; encourage
      2. To keep in existence; maintain, continue, or prolong:
      3. To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
      1. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
      2. To give courage, faith, or confidence to; help or comfort
      3. To give approval to or be in favor of; subscribe to; uphold
      1. To put up with; tolerate:
      2. To experience, undergo, or feel (something painful, injurious, or unpleasant):
      3. To undergo or experience (any process, esp. change)
      1. (Obsolete) To resent.
      2. To tolerate; bear; endure
      3. To be able to eat or digest
      1. To come to a stop; remain motionless.
      2. To go on enduring; put up with; bear; tolerate
      3. (Naut.) To take or hold a course
      1. To be such, by and large:
      2. (Informal) To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration:
      3. (Informal) To take on the responsibility or obligation for:
      1. To put up with; tolerate:
      1. To have a tolerance for; endure:
      2. To bring and tell (a message, tales, etc.)
      3. To hold and take along; carry; transport
      1. (Medicine) To receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without immunological rejection.
      2. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
      3. To agree to take (a duty or responsibility).
      1. To wait patiently for:
      2. (Archaic) To stay; reside (in or at)
      3. To stand fast; remain; go on being
  2. To be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time

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Another word for endure

  1. To continue

  2. To sustain adversity

Synonym Study

  • Brook , a literary word, is usually used in the negative, suggesting determined refusal to put up with what is distasteful I will brook no interference See also syn. study at continue.
  • Tolerate and the more informal stand both imply self-imposed restraint of one's opposition to what is offensive or repugnant
  • Suffer suggests passive acceptance of or resignation to that which is painful or unpleasant
  • Bear implies a putting up with something that distresses, annoys, pains, etc., without suggesting the way in which one sustains the imposition
  • Endure implies a holding up against prolonged pain, distress, etc., and stresses stamina or patience