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to adapt to difficulties by accepting them and carrying on
to accept a difficult or unpleasant situation, especially without complaining
to accept something unpleasant without becoming impatient or angry
to accept something unpleasant that you cannot change
to accept someone or something unpleasant in a patient way
to behave in a brave way in a very sad or difficult situation
to accept that bad things happen and not complain about them
to accept that something unpleasant must happen and that you cannot change it
to accept a difficult situation without complaining or without showing how you feel
to accept the bad things that happen as well as the good things
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
to allow someone to do something, or to allow something to happen
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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Free thesaurus definition of to be patient and to not complain too much from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.