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1‘he had to endure a great deal of suffering’
undergo, go through, live through, experience, meet, encounter
cope with, deal with, face, face up to, handle, suffer, tolerate, put up with, brave, bear, withstand, sustain, weather
become reconciled to, reconcile oneself to, become resigned to, get used to, become accustomed to, learn to live with, make the best of
2‘she would not endure a marriage that was a travesty’
tolerate, bear, put up with, go along with, suffer, submit to, countenance, accept, give one's blessing to, brook, support, take
informal stick, hack, stand for, stomach, swallow, abide, hold with, be doing with
British informal wear
3‘our love will endure forever’
last, live, live on, go on, hold on, abide, continue, persist, remain, stay, survive
literary bide, tarry
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