endure

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ɪnˈdjʊə̯(r)/ or /ɪnˈdjɔː(r)/ or /ɪnˈd͡ʒʊə̯(r)/ or /ɪnˈd͡ʒɔː(r)/
  • (US) IPA: /ɪnˈd(j)ʊr/
  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
endure

Third-person singular
endures

Past tense
endured

Past participle
endured

Present participle
enduring

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you endure something difficult or painful, you experience it for a long time.
    We had to endure the climb to the top of the steep hill.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If something endures, it lasts for a long time.
    The church has endured for hundreds of years.

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