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endureverb

uk /ɪnˈdʒʊər/ us /ɪnˈdʊr/

endure verb (EXPERIENCE)

B2 [ T ] to suffer something difficult, unpleasant, or painful:

We had to endure a nine-hour delay at the airport.
She's already had to endure three painful operations on her leg.

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endurable
adjective uk /ɪnˈdʒʊə.rə.bəl/ us /ɪnˈdʊr.ə.bəl/

(Definition of “endure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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endureverb [ I/T ]

us /ɪnˈdʊr/

to experience and bear something difficult, painful, or unpleasant:

[ T ] We had to endure a nine-hour delay at the airport.

(Definition of “endure” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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We must accept that those who endure poverty have a right to live in dignity and participate in social and economic life.
How much more pollution do we have to endure before the industry delivers us tankers with segregated tanks and double holds?
Farmers are driven absolutely berserk by the amount of forms they have to fill in and the overbearing inspectorate they have to endure.
Of course women should not endure violence at the hands of men, though these days there are also many cases of battered men.
Although they coexist with powerful international interests, in a territory that produces hundreds of millions of barrels of oil, they endure the most extreme poverty.
I believe that, for the sake of strengthening the civil rights of freedom of movement and freedom of establishment, we can endure a tinge of disappointment.
The pragmatists are those who know what can be attained and have to endure the frustration when this is less than they would like.
The internal market and foreign and security policy will not endure if there is no strong cultural base to support them.
Community production must endure competition from third country producers whose costs are much lower and who are subject to greatly reduced tariff protection.
There are parts of my country in which pollution as a result of transit traffic has reached levels that people and their environment cannot be expected to endure.