Hello Chubby,Chubby said: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.
The direction of the action is different in these two words. "To allow" is outward: you allow (give permission/let happen) someone to do something. "Accept" is inward: you accept the rules that were given to you, you accept the terms of a contract, you accept a gift from a client.Tao said:To accept is not the same as to allow.
Yes, we are archaic here.la reine victoria said:''to tolerate'' may be used in the same way as the verb ''to allow''.
''allow'' can also mean ''to admit''. This is somewhat archaic in BrE, but I believe it is still used in some parts of the USA.
Ooops I misread your quote. Yes, when "allow" means to admit a secret or something like that, it's archaic in AE, too.la reine victoria said:''allow'' can also mean ''to admit''. This is somewhat archaic in BrE, but I believe it is still used in some parts of the USA.