Definition of Survive

1. Verb. Continue to live through hardship or adversity. "The business is going to survive "; "How long can a person last without food and water?"

Exact synonyms: Endure, Go, Hold Out, Hold Up, Last, Live, Live On
Entails: Be, Live
Related verbs: Be, Live, Exist, Live, Subsist
Specialized synonyms: Hold Up, Hold Water, Stand Up, Perennate, Live Out
Derivative terms: Endurance, Survival



2. Verb. Continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.). "The business is going to survive "; "He survived the cancer against all odds"
Exact synonyms: Come Through, Make It, Pull Round, Pull Through
Entails: Convalesce, Recover, Recuperate
Generic synonyms: Defeat, Get The Better Of, Overcome
Antonyms: Succumb
Derivative terms: Survival, Survivor

3. Verb. Support oneself. "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
Exact synonyms: Exist, Live, Subsist
Specialized synonyms: Breathe, Drift, Freewheel
Related verbs: Endure, Go, Hold Out, Hold Up, Last, Live, Live On
Derivative terms: Subsistence, Subsister, Survival

4. Verb. Live longer than. "She outlived her husband by many years"
Exact synonyms: Outlast, Outlive
Entails: Be, Live
Derivative terms: Survivor

Definition of Survive

1. v. t. To live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than; to outlive; to outlast; as, to survive a person or an event.

2. v. i. To remain alive; to continue to live.

Definition of Survive

1. Verb. (intransitive) Of a person, to continue to live; to remain alive. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) Of an object or concept, to continue to exist. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To live longer than, to outlive. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To live past a life-threatening event. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Survive

1. to remain in existence [v -VIVED, -VIVING, -VIVES]

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Literary usage of Survive

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1. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1873)
"(2) When Powers survive. — A naked authority, without interest, given to several persons, does not survive ; and it was a rule of the common law, ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1854)
"When powers survive, A naked authority, without interest, given to several persons, does not survive; and it was a rule of the common law, ..."

3. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, George Franklin Comstock (1866)
"When powers survive. A. naked authority, without interest, given to several persons, does not survive; and it was a rule of the common law, ..."

4. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1879)
"... and these last grew into the highest offices of the realm, offices so high that most of them now only survive Survival in a fragmentary state. ..."

5. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1876)
"... now only survive in a fragmentary state. The Lord High Constable has passed away ; the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Lord High Steward, the Earl Marshal, ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Those individuals have evidently a better chance to survive VI.—41 who oppose their enemies as a body, and therefore who live in societies (flocks, herds, ..."

7. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1873)
"(2) When Powers survive. — A naked authority, without interest, given to several persons, does not survive ; and it was a rule of the common law, ..."

8. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1854)
"When powers survive, A naked authority, without interest, given to several persons, does not survive; and it was a rule of the common law, ..."

9. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, George Franklin Comstock (1866)
"When powers survive. A. naked authority, without interest, given to several persons, does not survive; and it was a rule of the common law, ..."

10. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1879)
"... and these last grew into the highest offices of the realm, offices so high that most of them now only survive Survival in a fragmentary state. ..."

11. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1876)
"... now only survive in a fragmentary state. The Lord High Constable has passed away ; the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Lord High Steward, the Earl Marshal, ..."

12. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Those individuals have evidently a better chance to survive VI.—41 who oppose their enemies as a body, and therefore who live in societies (flocks, herds, ..."

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