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sur·vive

 (sər-vīv′)
v. sur·vived, sur·viv·ing, sur·vives
v.intr.
1. To remain alive or in existence.
2. To carry on despite hardships or trauma; persevere: families that were surviving in tents after the flood.
3. To remain functional or usable: I dropped the radio, but it survived.
v.tr.
1. To live longer than; outlive: She survived her husband by five years.
2. To live, persist, or remain usable through: plants that can survive frosts; a clock that survived a fall.
3. To cope with (a trauma or setback); persevere after: survived child abuse.

[Middle English surviven, from Old French sourvivre, from Latin supervīvere : super-, super- + vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

sur·vi′vor n.

survive

(səˈvaɪv)
vb
1. (tr) to live after the death of (another): he survived his wife by 12 years.
2. to continue in existence or use after (a passage of time, an adversity, etc)
3. informal to endure (something): I don't know how I survive such an awful job.
[C15: from Old French sourvivre, from Latin supervīvere, from super- + vīvere to live]
surˈvivable adj
surˌvivaˈbility n

sur•vive

(sərˈvaɪv)

v. -vived, -viv•ing. v.i.
1. to remain alive, as after the death of another or the occurrence of some event; continue to live.
2. to remain or continue in existence or use.
3. to continue to function or manage in spite of some adverse circumstance or hardship; hold up; endure.
v.t.
4. to continue to live or exist after the death, cessation, or occurrence of.
5. to endure or live through (an affliction, adversity, misery, etc.): She's survived two divorces.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French survivre < Latin supervīvere=super- super- + vīvere to live; see sur-1, vivid]

survive


Past participle: survived
Gerund: surviving

Imperative
survive
survive
Present
I survive
you survive
he/she/it survives
we survive
you survive
they survive
Preterite
I survived
you survived
he/she/it survived
we survived
you survived
they survived
Present Continuous
I am surviving
you are surviving
he/she/it is surviving
we are surviving
you are surviving
they are surviving
Present Perfect
I have survived
you have survived
he/she/it has survived
we have survived
you have survived
they have survived
Past Continuous
I was surviving
you were surviving
he/she/it was surviving
we were surviving
you were surviving
they were surviving
Past Perfect
I had survived
you had survived
he/she/it had survived
we had survived
you had survived
they had survived
Future
I will survive
you will survive
he/she/it will survive
we will survive
you will survive
they will survive
Future Perfect
I will have survived
you will have survived
he/she/it will have survived
we will have survived
you will have survived
they will have survived
Future Continuous
I will be surviving
you will be surviving
he/she/it will be surviving
we will be surviving
you will be surviving
they will be surviving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been surviving
you have been surviving
he/she/it has been surviving
we have been surviving
you have been surviving
they have been surviving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been surviving
you will have been surviving
he/she/it will have been surviving
we will have been surviving
you will have been surviving
they will have been surviving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been surviving
you had been surviving
he/she/it had been surviving
we had been surviving
you had been surviving
they had been surviving
Conditional
I would survive
you would survive
he/she/it would survive
we would survive
you would survive
they would survive
Past Conditional
I would have survived
you would have survived
he/she/it would have survived
we would have survived
you would have survived
they would have survived
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.survive - continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"
live, be - have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
subsist, exist, survive, live - support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
hold water, stand up, hold up - resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"
perennate - survive from season to season, of plants
live out - live out one's life; live to the end
2.survive - continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)survive - continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.); "He survived the cancer against all odds"
defeat, get the better of, overcome - win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
succumb, yield - be fatally overwhelmed
3.survive - support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
breathe - be alive; "Every creature that breathes"
freewheel, drift - live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely; "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"
live on, survive, last, live, endure, hold out, hold up, go - continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"
4.survive - live longer than; "She outlived her husband by many years"

survive

verb
1. remain alive, live, pull through, last, exist, live on, endure, hold out, subsist, keep body and soul together (informal), be extant, fight for your life, keep your head above water Drugs that dissolve blood clots can help heart-attack victims survive.
2. continue, last, exist, live on, endure, persist, abide, pull through Rejected by the people, can the organization survive at all?
3. live longer than, outlive, outlast, live on after, remain alive after Most women will survive their spouses.

survive

verb
1. To exist in spite of adversity:
2. To live, exist, or remain longer than:
Translations
يَبْقى حَيّا بَعْد كارِثَه، يَنْجويَحْيَايَعيشُ بَعْدَ
přežít
overleve
jäädä eloon
preživjeti
életben maradtúlél
lifa e-nlifa/komast af
生き残る
살아남다
išlikęs gyvasišlikęs gyvas žmogusišlikimas gyvampergyventi
dzīvot ilgāk nekāizdzīvotpārdzīvot
preživeti
överleva
มีชีวิตรอด
-den daha uzun yaşamakhayatta kalmahayatta/sağ kalmak
sống sót

survive

[səˈvaɪv]
A. VI
1. (= remain alive, in existence) [person, species] → sobrevivir; [painting, building, manuscript] → conservarse; [custom] → pervivir
not one of the passengers survivedno sobrevivió ninguno de los pasajeros
he survived on nuts for several weekslogró sobrevivir durante varias semanas comiendo nueces
he survived to the age of 83vivió hasta los 83 años
only two of his paintings survivesólo se conservan dos de sus cuadros
2. (= cope) → sobrevivir
people struggling to survive without jobsgente luchando para sobrevivir sin trabajo
I'll survive!¡de ésta no me muero!, ¡sobreviviré!
Jim survives on £65 a fortnightJim se las arregla para vivir con 65 libras a la quincena
B. VT
1. (= outlive) [+ person] → sobrevivir a
she will probably survive me by many yearsprobablemente me sobreviva por muchos añosprobablemente viva muchos más años que yo
he is survived by a wife and two sonsdeja una mujer y dos hijos
2. (= not die in) [+ accident, illness, war] → sobrevivir a
he survived a heart attacksobrevivió a un ataque al corazón
he survived being struck by lightningsobrevivió tras haberle caído un rayo
3. (= cope with) → aguantar, sobrellevar
I couldn't survive the day without breakfastno podría aguantar or sobrellevar el día sin desayunar

survive

[sərˈvaɪv]
vi
(= continue to live) [person, species] → survivre
(= continue to exist) [institution, company] → survivre; [custom, belief] → survivre
vt
[+ accident, crash, illness, attack, bad experience] → survivre à
(= live longer than) [+ person] → survivre à

survive

vi (person, animal etc)überleben, am Leben bleiben; (in job) → sich halten (können); (house, treasures, book, play)erhalten bleiben; (custom, religion)weiterleben, fortbestehen; only five copies survive or have survivednur fünf Exemplare sind erhalten; will this play survive despite the critics?wird sich das Stück trotz der Kritiken halten?; you’ll survive (iro)das wirst du schon überleben!; he survived to tell the taleer hat als Zeuge überlebt; (hum)er hat es überlebt (hum)
vtüberleben; experience, accident also(lebend) überstehen; (house, objects) fire, floodüberstehen; (inf) heat, boredom etcaushalten; to survive the agesdie Jahrhunderte überdauern; he was survived by his wifeseine Frau überlebte ihn

survive

[səˈvaɪv]
1. vi (gen) → sopravvivere (fig) (in job) → durare
you'll survive! → stai tranquillo che non morirai!
2. vtsopravvivere a
survive on vi + prepsopravvivere con
my salary's only just enough to survive on → col mio stipendio riesco a malapena a sopravvivere

survive

(səˈvaiv) verb
1. to remain alive in spite of (a disaster etc). Few birds managed to survive the bad winter; He didn't survive long after the accident.
2. to live longer than. He died in 1940 but his wife survived him by another twenty years; He is survived by his wife and two sons.
surˈvival noun
the state of surviving. the problem of survival in sub-zero temperatures; (also adjective) survival equipment.
surˈviving adjective
remaining alive. She has no surviving relatives.
surˈvivor noun
a person who survives a disaster etc. There were no survivors of the air crash.

survive

يَحْيَا přežít overleve überleben επιβιώνω sobrevivir jäädä eloon survivre preživjeti sopravvivere 生き残る 살아남다 overleven overleve przetrwać sobreviver выживать överleva มีชีวิตรอด hayatta kalma sống sót 存活

survive

vt. sobrevivir.

survive

vt, vi sobrevivir
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