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tolerate

tol·er·ate

tolerate

 
 
pronunciation:
ta l reIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tolerated, tolerates, tolerating
definition 1: to accept or permit although not truly desired or officially sanctioned; not attack or oppose.
She tolerates her children's mistakes.Although these business dealings are officially prohibited, the government tolerates them.
synonyms:
allow, countenance, stand, stand for, suffer
antonyms:
resist
similar words:
abide, accept, brook, hear, permit, swallow, take, wink at
definition 2: to endure or withstand.
These plants tolerate cold weather well.She could no longer tolerate her husband's abuse.How can you tolerate living in these conditions?In her job with the airlines, she learned to tolerate other peoples' complaining and shouting.
synonyms:
bear, endure, stand, stomach, suffer, take, withstand
similar words:
abide, brook, live
derivations: tolerative (adj.), tolerator (n.)