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tol·er·ate

tolerate

 
 
pronunciation:
ta l reIt
grammatical pattern:
verb + gerund, verb + poss. + gerund, verb + IT when
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tolerates, tolerating, tolerated
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; put up with.
These plants tolerate cold weather well.She could no longer tolerate her husband's abuse.How can you tolerate living in these conditions?[verb + gerund ] In her job with the airlines, she learned to tolerate other peoples' complaining and shouting.[verb + poss. + gerund ] I find it hard to tolerate it when people are arguing with each other and not listening to reason.[verb + IT when ]
synonyms:
bear, endure, stand, stomach, suffer, take, withstand
similar words:
abide, brook, live
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derivations: tolerative (adj.), tolerator (n.)