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live with

Meaning: to accept something in your life that you cannot change, even though you don't like it or want it

Synonym: put up with, tolerate

For example:

  • live with sth You can't change the situation so you'll just have to learn to live with it.

  • live with sth Stevie was born with a serious physical handicap, but he's learned to live with it and he's enjoyed a full life despite it.

Quick Quiz:

Christine showed that she is a strong person by learning to live with the fact that she is
  1. unusually rich
  2. unusually beautiful
  3. unusually short

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