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tolerate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈtɒləreɪt/
ALLOW B2 to accept or allow something although you do not like it: We will not tolerate racism of any sort.Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or people
DEAL WITH to be able to deal with something unpleasant and not be harmed by it: These plants can tolerate very low temperatures.Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or people
toleration
 
 
/ˌtɒlərˈeɪʃən/ noun [U]
Translations of “tolerate”
in Korean 참다, 용인하다…
in Arabic يَتسامَح…
in French tolérer…
in Turkish katlanmak, hoşgörmek, tolere etmek…
in Italian tollerare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 接受, 寬容, 忍受…
in Russian терпеть, выносить, выдерживать…
in Polish tolerować, znosić…
in Spanish tolerar…
in Portuguese tolerar…
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…
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