Meaning of “endure” in the English Dictionary

"endure" in British English

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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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  • During the war many couples had to endure long periods of separation .
  • The family said they had endured years of torment and abuse at the hands of the neighbours.
  • Words alone cannot convey the untold misery endured by people in these refugee camps.
  • By the third month of the expedition they had endured many hardships, but worse was to follow.
  • He endured his illness with great stoicism.
endurable
adjective uk /ɪnˈdʒʊə.rə.bəl/ us /ɪnˈdʊr.ə.bəl/

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

"endure" in American English

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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)