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English definition of “tolerate”

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]
(Definition of tolerate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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