Tolerate vs Connive - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between tolerate and connive
is that tolerate
is to allow (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) to exist or occur without interference while connive
is to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude.
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.
* This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See
* allow, bear, , endure, live with, put up with
to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude
to plot or scheme
to pretend to be ignorant of something in order to escape blame; to ignore a fault deliberately
* Jeremy Taylor
- to connive at what it does not approve
- In many of these, the directors were heartily concurring; in most of them, they were encouraging, and sometimes commanding; in all they were conniving .
(archaic) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.
- The government thought it expedient, occasionally, to connive at the violation of this rule.
to be a wench
- The artist is to teach them how to nod judiciously, and to connive with either eye.