One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Tolerate; endure.‘I'm too tired to put up with any nonsense’
tolerate, take, stand, stand for, accept, stomach, swallow, endure, bear, brook, support, submit to, take something lying downView synonyms
- ‘We wish to object to the disgusting sight we have to put up with whenever we look out of our window.’
- ‘Three hours is a long time in the cinema, longer than most audiences are prepared to put up with.’
- ‘I've been putting up with the problem for a long time now.’
- ‘What they will not put up with, however, is a lack of control over other people.’
- ‘He is apparently quite passive, and puts up with all this verbal aggression from his wife.’
- ‘I have more important things to do than put up with more of her silly mind games.’
- ‘I can certainly appreciate what the miners had to put up with just to earn a crust.’
- ‘She was prepared to put up with almost anything in order not to have to face up to her past.’
- ‘There would be howls of outrage from the drinks industry but we can put up with that.’
- ‘Luckily, she's about as understanding as they come, and puts up with most of my antics.’
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