Definition of TOLERATE

to fail to prevent (some behavior on someone's part) especially from neglect or indifference <my boss simply doesn't tolerate tardiness>
Related Words brush (aside or off), condone, disregard, ignore, overlook, shrug off, wink (at); excuse, forgive, pardon; brook, cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulge
to put up with (something painful or difficult) <suffering a terrible headache, the poor woman couldn't tolerate all the noise the neighbors were making>
Related Words allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)

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