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verb [transitive] tolerate pronunciation in British English /ˈtɒləreɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participletolerating
past tensetolerated
past participletolerated
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  1. 1
    to allow someone to do something that you do not like or approve of
    Rude behaviour will no longer be tolerated.
    tolerate someone doing something: He won’t tolerate anyone questioning his decisions.
  2. 2
    to accept something unpleasant without becoming impatient or angry
    They have tolerated poor working conditions for too long.
    1. a.
      to accept someone without welcoming them or liking them
      Most of her visitors she merely tolerated, and they knew it.


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