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Synonyms for survive
sərˈvaɪvsur·vive

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Wiktionary2.5 / 2 votes

  1. surviveverb

    To live longer than, to outlive.

    Synonyms:
    outlive

    Antonyms:
    predecease

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.4 / 5 votes

  1. survive

    Synonyms:
    be born, be immortal, begin, come into being, come to life, exist, flourish, grow, live, rise again, rise from the dead

    Antonyms:
    cease, decease, decline, depart, die, expire, fade, perish, wither

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outverb

    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?"

    Synonyms:
    subsist, perish, give way, hold out, run, endure, lead, experience, give out, conk out, operate, travel, hold, function, die, sustain, stretch forth, last, go away, weather, prevail, go, brave out, rifle, defy, persist, run low, stick up, plump, digest, stomach, hold water, break, pass away, drop dead, withstand, stretch out, tolerate, abide, blend in, run short, get going, locomote, pull through, be, come through, live, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, stick out, brook, stand up, bear, fit, suffer, pull round, outlast, populate, inhabit, belong, dwell, give-up the ghost, go bad, get, stand, expire, become, exist, live on, croak, move, choke, pop off, sound, make it, wear, extend, start, depart, decease, outlive, pass, proceed, break down, exit, conk, fail, buy the farm, detain, hold up, put out, know, brave, put up, exsert, snuff it, resist, support, die hard, stand firm, work, delay

    Antonyms:
    succumb, yield

  2. survive, pull through, pull round, come through, make itverb

    continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)

    "He survived the cancer against all odds"

    Synonyms:
    go, exist, arrive, live, hold out, go far, last, bring through, break through, get through, hold up, subsist, deliver the goods, live on, bring home the bacon, carry through, come through, pull round, outlive, pull through, outlast, endure, pass, win, get in, make it, save, succeed

    Antonyms:
    succumb, yield

  3. exist, survive, live, subsistverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    go, exist, live, hold out, populate, be, experience, hold up, outlive, dwell, live on, come through, pull round, pull through, outlast, endure, subsist, inhabit, know, make it, last

    Antonyms:
    yield, succumb

  4. outlive, outlast, surviveverb

    live longer than

    "She outlived her husband by many years"

    Synonyms:
    hold out, live on, outlive, hold up, exist, subsist, endure, come through, make it, outlast, live, go, pull round, last, pull through

    Antonyms:
    yield, succumb

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. surviveverb

    Synonyms:
    remain alive, continue to live, live on

  2. surviveverb

    Synonyms:
    outlive, live longer than

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "survive":

    surviving, outlive, survival, live, outlast

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How to use survive in a sentence?

  1. Raoul Vaneigem:

    Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume the hellish cycle is complete.

  2. Raoul Vaneigem:

    Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.

  3. Frank Herbert:

    Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. ...The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive.

  4. Ryszard Kapuściński:

    In a society of little economic development, universal inactivity accompanies universal poverty. You survive not by struggling against nature, or by increasing production, or by relentless labor; instead you survive by expending as little energy as possible, by striving constantly to achieve a state of immobility.

  5. Chief Executive Scott Sheffield:

    I personally think (Texas) shale oil will out survive LNG projects around the world, it'll survive new exploration projects, and they'll survive essentially all other shale plays in the U.S. in the Midland Basin, the world needs the Permian Basin. And so eventually supply-demand's going to reset. And the longer it stays lower, oil prices are going to bounce back even quicker.


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