Meaning of “tolerate” in the English Dictionary

(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 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.

(Definition of “tolerate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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