"endures" in the verb sense
1. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
put up with something or somebody unpleasant
"I cannot bear his constant criticism"
"The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"
"he learned to tolerate the heat"
"She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
2. weather, endure, brave, brave out
face and withstand with courage
"She braved the elements"
3. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out
continue to live and avoid dying
"We went without water and food for 3 days"
"These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"
"The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"
"how long can a person last without food and water?" "One crash victim died, the other lived"
4. suffer, endure
undergo or be subjected to
"He suffered the penalty"
"Many saints suffered martyrdom"
5. wear, hold out, endure
last and be usable
"This dress wore well for almost ten years"
6. last, endure
persist for a specified period of time
"The bad weather lasted for three days"
7. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure
continue to exist
"These stories die hard"
"The legend of Elvis endures"
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