Durable vs Endure - What's the difference?

durable | endure |


As an adjective durable

is able to resist wear, decay; lasting; enduring.

As a noun durable

is (economics) a durable good, one useful over more than one period, especially a year.

As a verb endure is

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Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

durable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Able to resist wear, decay; lasting; enduring.
  • Synonyms

    * permanent

    Antonyms

    * weak * vulnerable * transitory

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (economics) A durable good, one useful over more than one period, especially a year.
  • *
  • Antonyms

    * nondurable ----

    endure

    English

    Alternative forms

    * enduer (obsolete) * indure (obsolete)

    Verb

  • To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships.
  • The singer's popularity endured for decades.
  • To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant.
  • To last.
  • Our love will endure forever.
  • * Bible, Job viii. 15
  • He shall hold it [his house] fast, but it shall not endure .
  • To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
  • * Bible, Ezekiel xxii. 14
  • Can thine heart endure , or can thine hands be strong in the days that I shall deal with thee?
  • To suffer patiently.
  • He endured years of pain.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=April 11 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Dirk Kuyt sandwiched a goal in between Carroll's double as City endured a night of total misery, with captain Carlos Tevez limping off early on with a hamstring strain that puts a serious question mark over his participation in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley. }}
  • (obsolete) To indurate.
  • Synonyms

    * (l)

    References

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