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English definition of “tolerate”

tolerate

verb [T] (ACCEPT)    /ˈtɒl.ər.eɪt/ US  /ˈtɑː.lə.reɪt/
B2 to accept behaviour and beliefs that are different from your own, although you might not agree with or approve of them: I will not tolerate that sort of behaviour in my class. [+ -ing verb] I won't tolerate lying.Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
(Definition of tolerate verb (ACCEPT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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