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verb endure pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈdʊr/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyendure
he/she/itendures
present participleenduring
past tenseendured
past participleendured
  1. [transitive] to suffer something difficult or unpleasant in a patient way over a long period

    He endured solitude and torture for months at a time.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to last for a long time

      traditions that endure

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endurable

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