- Brook , a literary word, is usually used in the negative, suggesting determined refusal to put up with what is distasteful I will brook no interference See also syn. study at continue.
- Tolerate and the more informal stand both imply self-imposed restraint of one's opposition to what is offensive or repugnant
- Suffer suggests passive acceptance of or resignation to that which is painful or unpleasant
- Bear implies a putting up with something that distresses, annoys, pains, etc., without suggesting the way in which one sustains the imposition
- Endure implies a holding up against prolonged pain, distress, etc., and stresses stamina or patience