Tolerate vs Connive - What's the difference?

tolerate | connive |


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.

tolerate

English

Verb

(tolerat)
  • 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.

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See

    Synonyms

    * allow, bear, , endure, live with, put up with

    connive

    English

    Verb

    (conniv)
  • 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
  • * Burke
  • In many of these, the directors were heartily concurring; in most of them, they were encouraging, and sometimes commanding; in all they were conniving .
  • * Macaulay
  • The government thought it expedient, occasionally, to connive at the violation of this rule.
  • (archaic) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.
  • * Spectator
  • The artist is to teach them how to nod judiciously, and to connive with either eye.
  • to be a wench
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