July 22, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
tolerate /ˈtɑːləˌreɪt/ verb
tolerate
/ˈtɑːləˌreɪt/
verb

tolerates; tolerated; tolerating

The girl can't tolerate her brother's yelling.
The girl can't tolerate her brother's yelling.
Learner's definition of TOLERATE

[+ object]

1 : to allow (something that is bad, unpleasant, etc.) to exist, happen, or be done

  • Our teacher will not tolerate bad grammar.

  • Racist or sexist behavior will not be tolerated.

  • I can't tolerate that noise.

2 : to experience (something harmful or unpleasant) without being harmed

  • These plants tolerate drought well.

3 : to accept the feelings, behavior, or beliefs of (someone)

  • I don't like my boss, but I tolerate him.

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