Endure vs Nurture - What's the difference?

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Endure is a related term of nurture.

As verbs the difference between endure and nurture

is that endure is while nurture is to nourish or nurse.

As a noun nurture is

the act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.



Alternative forms

* enduer (obsolete) * indure (obsolete)


  • 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

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    (Webster 1913)


    (en noun)
  • The act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.
  • That which nourishes; food; diet.
  • (Spenser)
  • The environmental influences that contribute to the development of an individual; see also nature.
  • * Milton
  • A man neither by nature nor by nurture wise.


  • To nourish or nurse.
  • (figuratively, by extension) To encourage, especially the growth or development of something.
  • * 2009 , UNESCO, The United Nations World Water Development Report – N° 3 - 2009 – Freshwater and International Law (the Interplay between Universal, Regional and Basin Perspectives) , page 10, ISBN 9231041363
  • The relationships between universal norms and specific norms nurture the development of international law.