V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to tolerate, accept, or put up with

Synonyms: tolerate, allow, accept, endure

Antonyms: disallow

Tips: Brook, as a verb, is nearly always used in the negative, as in the context of "...not brook" or "brook no..." The noun brook also refers to a small stream.

Usage Examples:

The teacher will brook no exceptions to her rule against tardiness. (accept, allow)

I will not brook a lack of effort on this important project. (tolerate, put up with)

I will brook no sadness at grandmother's funeral; she was a joyous woman and would want us to laugh and celebrate her life. (allow, endure)

Tommy's mother would not brook profanity in the house. (tolerate, allow, put up with)

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