1 continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents" [syn: last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out]
2 continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.); "He survived the cancer against all odds" [syn: pull through, pull round, come through, make it] [ant: succumb]
3 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" [syn: exist, live, subsist]
- Rhymes: -aɪv
person: continue to live
object, concept: continue to exist
Survive can refer to:
- Survive (Much the Same album) - The 2006 album by Much the Same.
- Survive (B'z album) - a 1997 album by B'z
- Survive (David Bowie song) - track from 'hours...' album by David Bowie, 1999.
- Survive, by Nuclear Assault, 1988.
- Survive!, a Parker Brothers board game released in 1982.
- I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.
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