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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: endurer, from Latin durare 'to harden'

endure

verb
     
en‧dure
1 [transitive] to be in a difficult or painful situation for a long time without complaining:
It seemed impossible that anyone could endure such pain.
endure doing something
He can't endure being apart from me.
2 [intransitive] to remain alive or continue to exist for a long time:
friendships which endure over many years

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