English definition of “survive”
NOT DIE [I, T] › to continue to live after almost dying because of an accident, illness, etc: He was born with a heart problem and only survived ten days. No one survived the plane crash.
EXIST [I, T] › to continue to exist after being in a difficult or dangerous situation: Only two buildings survived the earthquake.
LIVE LONGER [T] › If you survive someone, you continue to live after they have died.