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tolerate

verb [T] uk   /ˈtɒl.ər.eɪt/ us    /ˈtɑː.lə.reɪt/

tolerate verb [T] (ACCEPT)

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

tolerate verb [T] (DEAL WITH)

C2 to deal with something unpleasant or annoying, or to continue existing despite bad or difficult conditions: These ants can tolerate temperatures that would kill other species.Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or people
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