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Meaning of “tolerate” in the English Dictionary

"tolerate" in British English

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tolerateverb [T]

uk   /ˈtɒl.ər.eɪt/  us   /ˈtɑː.lə.reɪt/
  • tolerate verb [T] (ACCEPT)

B2 to ​acceptbehaviour and ​beliefs that are different from ​your own, ​although you might not ​agree with or ​approve of them: I will not tolerate that ​kind of ​behaviour in my ​class. [+ -ing verb] I won't tolerate lying.

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(Definition of tolerate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tolerateverb [T]

 us   /ˈtɑl·əˌreɪt/
  • tolerate verb [T] (BEAR)

to ​bear something ​unpleasant or ​annoying, or to ​keep going ​despitedifficulties: Athletes often have to tolerate a lot of ​pain.
  • tolerate verb [T] (ACCEPT)

to ​acceptbehavior and ​beliefs that are different from ​your own, ​although you may not ​agree with or ​approve of them: They don’t have the ​bestservice, but I tolerate it because I ​lovetheirfood.
(Definition of tolerate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tolerate”
in Korean 참다, 용인하다…
in Arabic يَتسامَح…
in Malaysian tahan dgn…
in French tolérer…
in Russian терпеть, выносить, выдерживать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 接受, 寬容, 忍受…
in Italian tollerare…
in Turkish katlanmak, hoşgörmek, tolere etmek…
in Polish tolerować, znosić…
in Spanish tolerar…
in Vietnamese tha thứ…
in Portuguese tolerar…
in Thai อดทนต่อความยากลำบาก…
in German erträglich…
in Catalan tolerar…
in Japanese ~を容認する, 我慢する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 接受, 宽容, 忍受…
in Indonesian menahankan…
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