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Entertain vs. Tolerate

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Entertainverb

(transitive) To amuse (someone); to engage the attention of agreeably.

‘to entertain friends with lively conversation’; ‘The motivational speaker not only instructed but also entertained the audience.’;

Tolerateverb

To allow (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) to exist or occur without interference.

‘I like the way he plays the guitar, but I can't tolerate his voice when he sings.’; ‘I can tolerate working on Saturdays, but not on Sundays.’;

Entertainverb

To have someone over at one's home for a party or visit.

‘They enjoy entertaining a lot.’;

Tolerateverb

To suffer to be, or to be done, without prohibition or hindrance; to allow or permit negatively, by not preventing; not to restrain; to put up with; as, to tolerate doubtful practices.

‘Crying should not be tolerated in children.’; ‘We tolerate them because property and liberty, to a degree, require that toleration.’;

Entertainverb

(transitive) To receive and take into consideration; to have a thought in mind.

‘The committee would like to entertain the idea of reducing the budget figures.’; ‘to entertain a proposal’;

Tolerateverb

put up with something or somebody unpleasant;

‘I cannot bear his constant criticism’; ‘The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks’; ‘he learned to tolerate the heat’; ‘She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage’;

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Entertainverb

(obsolete) To take or keep in one's service; to maintain; to support; to harbour; to keep.

Tolerateverb

recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others);

‘We must tolerate the religions of others’;

Entertainverb

(obsolete) To meet or encounter, as an enemy.

Tolerateverb

have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen;

‘The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him’;

Entertainverb

(obsolete) To lead on; to bring along; to introduce.

Tolerateverb

allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting;

‘We don't allow dogs here’; ‘Children are not permitted beyond this point’; ‘We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital’;

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Entertainnoun

(obsolete) Entertainment; pleasure.

Tolerateverb

allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) without interference

‘a regime unwilling to tolerate dissent’;

Entertainnoun

(obsolete) Reception of a guest; welcome.

Tolerateverb

accept or endure (someone or something unpleasant or disliked) with forbearance

‘how was it that she could tolerate such noise?’;

Entertainverb

To be at the charges of; to take or keep in one's service; to maintain; to support; to harbor; to keep.

‘You, sir, I entertain for one of my hundred.’;

Tolerateverb

be capable of continued subjection to (a drug, toxin, or environmental condition) without adverse reaction

‘lichens grow in conditions that no other plants tolerate’;

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Entertainverb

To give hospitable reception and maintenance to; to receive at one's board, or into one's house; to receive as a guest.

‘Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained unawares.’;

Entertainverb

To engage the attention of agreeably; to amuse with that which makes the time pass pleasantly; to divert; as, to entertain friends with conversation, etc.

‘The weary time she can not entertain.’;

Entertainverb

To give reception to; to receive, in general; to receive and take into consideration; to admit, treat, or make use of; as, to entertain a proposal.

‘I am not here going to entertain so large a theme as the philosophy of Locke.’; ‘A rumor gained ground, - and, however absurd, was entertained by some very sensible people.’;

Entertainverb

To meet or encounter, as an enemy.

Entertainverb

To keep, hold, or maintain in the mind with favor; to keep in the mind; to harbor; to cherish; as, to entertain sentiments.

Entertainverb

To lead on; to bring along; to introduce.

‘To baptize all nations, and entertain them into the services institutions of the holy Jesus.’;

Entertainverb

To receive, or provide entertainment for, guests; as, he entertains generously.

Entertainnoun

Entertainment.

Entertainverb

provide entertainment for

Entertainverb

take into consideration, have in view;

‘He entertained the notion of moving to South America’;

Entertainverb

maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings);

‘bear a grudge’; ‘entertain interesting notions’; ‘harbor a resentment’;

Entertainverb

provide (someone) with amusement or enjoyment

‘a tremendous game that thoroughly entertained the crowd’;

Entertainverb

receive (someone) as a guest and provide them with food and drink

‘Sunday lunchtime is the best time to entertain’; ‘a private dining room where members could entertain groups of friends’;

Entertainverb

give attention or consideration to (an idea or feeling)

‘Washington entertained little hope of an early improvement in relations’;

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