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1‘their leader would not tolerate serious dissent’
allow, permit, authorize, sanction, condone, indulge, agree to, accede to, approve of
endure, put up with, bear, take, stand, support, submit to, stomach, undergo
accept, swallow, brook, countenance, admit of, recognize, acknowledge
ignore, turn a blind eye to, wink at
informal stick, hack, abide
British informal wear, be doing with
2‘his wife could not tolerate eggs’
consume, take, stomach, digest, eat, receive, be subjected to, withstand subjection to, be treated with
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