en·dure [en-door, -dyoor]
1. to hold out against; sustain without impairment or yielding; undergo: to endure great financial pressures with equanimity.
2. to bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate: I cannot endure your insults any longer.
3. to admit of; allow; bear: His poetry is such that it will not endure a superficial reading.
verb (used without object), en·dured, en·dur·ing.
4. to continue to exist; last: These words will endure as long as people live who love freedom.
5. to support adverse force or influence of any kind; suffer without yielding; suffer patiently: Even in the darkest ages humanity has endured.
6. to have or gain continued or lasting acknowledgment or recognition, as of worth, merit or greatness: His plays have endured for more than three centuries.
Batman at 75: The Psychology of Why the Dark Knight Endures - Why does the Caped Crusader still intrigue us on the hero's 75th anniversary? - Psychology Today - March 30, 2014 - Travis Langley, Ph.D. in Beyond Heroes and Villains