transitive verb
1. (to tolerate) 
a. to stand 
Su marido la dejó porque no podía soportar sus mentiras.Her husband left her because he couldn't stand her lies.
No voy a soportar esta situación mucho más.I'm not going to put up with this situation much longer.
2. (to endure) 
a. to bear 
El chico soportó el tratamiento doloroso con valor.The boy bore the painful treatment bravely.
3. (to hold up) 
Los montantes de la pared soportan la plataforma.The platform is being supported by the wall studs.
transitive verb
1. (sostener) 
a. to support 
2. (resistir, tolerar) 
a. to stand 
¡no lo soporto!I can't stand him/it!
no sé cómo soportas que te hablen asíI don't know how you put up with them talking to you like that
no soporta que le gritenhe can't bear being shouted at
3. (sobrellevar) 
a. to endure, to bear 
el niño soportó el castigo sin inmutarsethe child took his punishment bravely
pronominal verb
4. (mutuamente) 
a. to stand one another 
transitive verb
1 (resistir) [+peso] to support; [+presión] to resist; withstand
cuatro pilares soportan la bóveda the vault is supported by four pillars; las vigas soportan el peso del techo the beams bear o carry the weight of the ceiling
2 (aguantar) [+dolor, contratiempo, clima] to bear; [+persona] to put up with
soportaba su enfermedad con resignación she bore her illness with resignation; soportó a su marido durante años she put up with her husband for years; soporta mal el dolor she cannot stand pain; no soporto a ese imbécil I can't stand that idiot; no soporta que la critiquen she can't stand being criticized
pronominal verb
Ruth y Blanca no se soportan Ruth and Blanca can't stand each other
Phrases with "soportar"
Here are the most popular phrases with "soportar." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
soportar a alguien
to put up with someone
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