What Is Another Way to Say “Tolerate”?

Looking for synonyms for tolerate? We’ve got you covered!

Here’s a list of other ways to say tolerate.

  • Endure
  • Bear
  • Withstand
  • Suffer
  • Accept
  • Permit
  • Allow
  • Stomach
  • Support
  • Abide
  • Put up with
  • Stand
  • Countenance
  • Sustain
  • Condone

Want to learn how to say tolerate professionally? Keep reading for examples and use cases.

1. Endure

Appropriate Use: Suitable for withstanding an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.
Example: “She had to endure long hours of work to meet the project deadline.”

2. Bear

Appropriate Use: Ideal for carrying or holding up under a difficulty or burden.
Example: “The manager can bear a lot of pressure and still perform exceptionally.”

3. Withstand

Appropriate Use: Used for remaining undamaged or unaffected by something harmful or severe.
Example: “The company’s network was able to withstand the cyber attack.”

4. Suffer

Appropriate Use: Suitable for tolerating or enduring something bad or unpleasant.
Example: “Employees should not have to suffer harassment in the workplace.”

5. Accept

Appropriate Use: Refers to consenting to receive or undertake something offered.
Example: “The team must accept some level of risk to innovate.”

6. Permit

Appropriate Use: Used for allowing something to happen or giving permission for it.
Example: “The organization does not permit discrimination of any kind.”

7. Allow

Appropriate Use: Suitable for letting something happen or continue.
Example: “The company policy allows flexible working hours.”

8. Stomach

Appropriate Use: Informal; used for being able to tolerate or handle something.
Example: “Not everyone can stomach the high-stress environment of stock trading.”

9. Support

Appropriate Use: Ideal for bearing all or part of the weight; hold up.
Example: “The bridge is designed to support a significant amount of traffic.”

10. Abide

Appropriate Use: Used for putting up with something, often used in a slightly formal or old-fashioned way.
Example: “She can’t abide inefficiency in her team.”

11. Put up with

Appropriate Use: Informal; suitable for tolerating or enduring.
Example: “I can’t put up with these constant network outages anymore.”

12. Stand

Appropriate Use: Refers to bearing or enduring something without collapsing or giving in.
Example: “He can stand a lot of pressure in his role as a crisis manager.”

13. Countenance

Appropriate Use: Formal; used for admitting as acceptable or possible.
Example: “The firm does not countenance any unethical business practices.”

14. Sustain

Appropriate Use: Ideal for undergoing or experiencing something unpleasant or challenging.
Example: “The company sustained heavy losses this quarter but remains optimistic.”

15. Condone

Appropriate Use: Suitable for accepting and allowing behavior that is considered morally wrong or offensive to continue.
Example: “The company does not condone any form of intellectual property theft.”

Linda Brown