Difference between catenative and tolerate




  1. allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
  2. have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition
  3. recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)
  4. put up with something or somebody unpleasant


The human species has not evolved such that it can tolerate sitting in that southwesterly location, behind uninsulated glass, leaning on a heat absorbing table of dark steel and not be grossly uncomfortable.

The teacher cannot tolerate eating on the class.

A City priest vowed yesterday that he is no longer willing to turn the other cheek and tolerate the repeated acts of wanton vandalism to the windows of the presbytery which is also his home.

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