1. continue to live and avoid dying

- These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America

Similar word(s): endure, go, last, live

Definition categories: stative

2. continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)

- He survived the cancer against all odds

Definition categories: stative, defeat, overcome

3. support oneself

Similar word(s): exist, live, subsist

Definition categories: stative

4. live longer than

Similar word(s): outlast, outlive

Definition categories: stative

Sentences with survive as a verb:

- His children survived him; he was survived by his children.

- He did not survive the accident.