En*dure", v. t. 1. To remain firm under; to sustain; to undergo; to support without breaking or yielding; as, metals endure a certain degree of heat without melting; to endure wind and weather.
Both were of shining steel, and wrought so pure,Dryden.
As might the strokes of two such arms endure.
2. To bear with patience; to suffer without opposition or without sinking under the pressure or affliction; to bear up under; to put up with; to tolerate.
I will no longer endure it.Shak.
Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake.2 Tim. ii. 10.
How can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people?Esther viii. 6.
3. To harden; to toughen; to make hardy.
Manly limbs endured with little ease.Spenser.
Syn. -- To last; remain; continue; abide; brook; submit to; suffer.
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