Definitions for: Tolerate

[v] put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"
[v] allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; "We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"
[v] Medicine: have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen; "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him"
[v] recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others); "The Taliban in Afghanistan do not tolerate religions other than fundamental Islam"

Webster (1913) Definition: Tol"er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tolerated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Tolerating.] [L. toleratus, p. p. of tolerare, fr.
the same root as tollere to lift up, tuli, used as perfect of
ferre to bear, latus (for tlatus), used as p. p. of ferre to
bear, and E. thole. See Thole, and cf. Atlas,
Collation, Delay, Elate, Extol, Legislate,
Oblate, Prelate, Relate, Superlative, Talent,
Toll to take away, Translate.]
To suffer to be, or to be done, without prohibition or
hindrance; to allow or permit negatively, by not preventing;
not to restrain; to put up with; as, to tolerate doubtful

Crying should not be tolerated in children. --Locke.

We tolerate them because property and liberty, to a
degree, require that toleration. --Burke.

Syn: See Permit.

Synonyms: abide, allow, bear, brook, endure, permit, put up, stand, stomach, suffer, support

See Also: abide by, accept, allow, bear up, countenance, countenance, endure, hold still for, honor, honour, let, let, live with, observe, pay, permit, respect, sit out, stand for, submit, suffer, swallow, take, take a joke, take lying down, undergo

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