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survive

verb

1 survive

Continue to live and avoid dying:
— These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America.

synonyms: endure, go, hold out, hold up, last, live, live on.

Roget 141: let alone, let be, let it be; persist, remain, stay, tarry, rest; stet (copy editing) hold, hold on; last, ... show more

Roget 40: remain; be left etc. adj.; exceed, survive; leave.   

Roget 110: last, endure, stand, remain, abide, continue, brave a thousand years.    tarry etc. (be late) 133; drag on, drag its slow length along, ... show more

Dutch: handhaven, leven, overblijven, overleven, trotseren, voortbestaan, voortduren, voortleven



2 survive

Continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.):
— He survived the cancer against all odds.

synonyms: come through, make it, pull round, pull through.

Roget 660: return to the original state; recover, rally, revive; come come to, come round, come to oneself; pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again; get well, get round, get the better of, get over, ... show more

Dutch: overleven

3 survive

Support oneself.

synonyms: exist, live, subsist.

Dutch: bestaan

4 survive

Live longer than.

synonyms: outlast, outlive.

Dutch: langer duren dan, overleven


Moby thesaurus: abide, be left, be spared, bide, bounce back, carry on, carry through, cheat death, come around, come back, come round, come through, come to, come up smiling, continue, continue to be, cope, defeat time, defy time, dwell ... show more.

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