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[+ 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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