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Permit - strange to relate (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

tolerate

'permit' is the definition.
(tolerating is a kind of permiting)

'strange to relate' is the wordplay.
'strange' is an anagram indicator.
'to'+'relate'='torelate'
'torelate' anagrammed gives 'TOLERATE'.

(Other definitions for tolerate that I've seen before include "Stomach" , "Be indulgent" , "Family relative" , "Abide" , "Treat fairly" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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