Could anyone please elaborate ( explain (?) ) the difference between these 3 words ( verbs ) which are very close in meaning or perhaps synonym ( endure / tolerate / accept ).
Thanks a lot.
To endure has a slightly stronger meaning than to tolerate.
In the days before anasthaesia, patients had to endure
the excruciating pain of surgery while fully conscious.
She didn't like the thought of going to the dentist but, once there, she was able to tolerate
the mildly uncomfortable sensation of the dentist's drill.
When she lost a filling from her tooth, she had to accept
the fact that another visit to the dentist was necessary.
He could not endure
the thought of never seeing his one true love again, so he became a monk and devoted his life to God.
He could not tolerate
his wife's infedility any longer, so he left home for good.
He had to accept
the fact that his wife would never be faithful to him.
synonyms: endure - bear
tolerate - stand
accept - take