endure vs support what difference

what is difference between endure and support

English

Alternative forms

  • enduer (obsolete)
  • indure (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English enduren, from Old French endurer, from Latin indūrō (to make hard). Displaced Old English drēogan, which survives dialectally as dree.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈdjʊə̯(ɹ)/, /ɪnˈdjɔː(ɹ)/, /ɪnˈd͡ʒʊə̯(ɹ)/, /ɪnˈd͡ʒɔː(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈd(j)ʊɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ʊə(r)

Verb

endure (third-person singular simple present endures, present participle enduring, simple past and past participle endured)

  1. (intransitive) To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships; to persist.
    The singer’s popularity endured for decades.
  2. (transitive) To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant.
  3. (intransitive) To last.
    Our love will endure forever.
  4. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
  5. (transitive) To suffer patiently.
    He endured years of pain.
  6. (obsolete) To indurate.

Synonyms

  • (to continue despite obstacles): carry on, plug away; See also Thesaurus:persevere
  • (to tolerate something): bear, thole, take; See also Thesaurus:tolerate
  • (to last): go on, hold on, persist; See also Thesaurus:persist
  • (to remain firm): resist, survive, withstand
  • (to suffer patiently): accept, thole, withstand
  • (to indurate):

Related terms

  • endurance
  • enduring
  • enduro
  • duress

Translations

References

  • John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “endure”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.

Anagrams

  • durene, enduer, enured, reuned

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.dyʁ/

Verb

endure

  1. first-person singular present indicative of endurer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of endurer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of endurer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of endurer
  5. second-person singular imperative of endurer

Anagrams

  • rendue


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /səˈpɔːt/, [səˈpʰɔːt]
  • (General American) IPA(key): /səˈpɔɹt/, [səˈpʰɔɹt], [səˈpʰoɹt]
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /səˈpo(ː)ɹt/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /səˈpoət/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)t
  • Hyphenation: sup‧port

Etymology 1

From Middle English supporten, from Old French supporter, from Latin supportō. Displaced Old English underwreþian and Old English fultum.

Verb

support (third-person singular simple present supports, present participle supporting, simple past and past participle supported)

  1. (transitive) To keep from falling.
    Synonyms: underprop, uphold, stut
  2. (transitive) To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.
  3. (transitive) To back a cause, party, etc., mentally or with concrete aid.
    Antonym: oppose
  4. (transitive) To help, particularly financially.
  5. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
    • 1754, Jonathan Edwards, The Freedom of the Will
      to urge such arguments, as though they were sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy
  6. (transitive) To serve, as in a customer-oriented mindset; to give support to.
  7. (transitive) To be designed (said of machinery, electronics, or computers, or their parts, accessories, peripherals, or programming) to function compatibly with or provide the capacity for.
  8. (transitive) To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
  9. (archaic) To endure without being overcome; bear; undergo; to tolerate.
    • This fierce demeanour and his insolence / The patience of a god could not support.
    • 1881, Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque:
      For a strong affection such moments are worth supporting, and they will end well; for your advocate is in your lover’s heart and speaks her own language []
  10. To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
Derived terms
  • supportable
  • supported
  • supportive
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English support, from Anglo-Norman and Middle French support. Displaced Old English underwreþung.

Noun

support (countable and uncountable, plural supports)

  1. (sometimes attributive) Something which supports.
  2. Financial or other help.
  3. Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.
    Hyponyms: first-level support, second-level support, third-level support
  4. (mathematics) in relation to a function, the set of points where the function is not zero, or the closure of that set.
    Antonym: kernel
  5. (fuzzy set theory) A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).
  6. Evidence.
  7. (computing) Compatibility and functionality for a given product or feature.
  8. An actor playing a subordinate part with a star.
  9. An accompaniment in music.
  10. (gymnastics) Clipping of support position.
  11. (structural analysis) Horizontal, vertical or rotational support of structures: movable, hinged, fixed. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
Hyponyms
  • moral support
  • (military): combat support
Derived terms
  • support act
  • support group
Translations

French

Etymology

From the verb supporter.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sy.pɔʁ/

Noun

support m (plural supports)

  1. support
  2. base
  3. (heraldry) supporter

Further reading

  • “support” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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