Continue to live and avoid dying:
— These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America.
Dutch: handhaven, leven, overblijven, overleven, trotseren, voortbestaan, voortduren, voortleven
Continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.):
— He survived the cancer against all odds.
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
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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