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English definition of “tolerate”

tolerate

verb [T]  /ˈtɑl·əˌreɪt/ us  

tolerate verb [T] (BEAR)

to bear something unpleasant or annoying, or to keep going despite difficulties: Athletes often have to tolerate a lot of pain.

tolerate verb [T] (ACCEPT)

to accept behavior and beliefs that are different from your own, although you may not agree with or approve of them: They don’t have the best service, but I tolerate it because I love their food.
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