Definition of Tolerate

1. Verb. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant. "Sam cannot tolerate Sue "; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"




2. Verb. Recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others). "We must tolerate the religions of others"
Generic synonyms: Abide By, Honor, Honour, Observe, Respect
Derivative terms: Tolerant, Tolerant, Toleration

3. Verb. Have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition. "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him"
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Generic synonyms: Endure, Suffer

4. Verb. Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting. "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"
Exact synonyms: Allow, Permit
Generic synonyms: Allow, Countenance, Let, Permit
Derivative terms: Allowance, Allowance, Permissive, Permit, Permit

Definition of Tolerate

1. v. t. 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 practices.

Definition of Tolerate

1. Verb. To allow (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) to exist or occur without interference. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tolerate

1. to allow without active opposition [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tolerate

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tolerate (current term)
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tolerization
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tolerizeable
tolerized
tolerizing
tolerogen

Literary usage of Tolerate

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1. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (1896)
"tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation. ii. TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable. 12. ..."

2. A Diary in America: With Remarks on Its Institutions. by Frederick Marryat (1839)
"... not tolerate much longer the being made the sport of parties at home, and that if the mother-country forgets what is due to the loyal and enterprizing ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1887)
"... power at the present moment. if he felt himself governed, the Frenchman would tolerate the worst if he were quite sure of being taken care of. ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"... submit—nor do we believe that any Bother European nation, however jealous they might be of us, would tolerate such a disruption of the ties of public ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1893)
"How does the wife tolerate the presence of the concubine ? In the majority of cases, very well ; for but few Japanese wives expect absolute loyalty on the ..."

6. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"not tolerate any interference with us. I breath more easily about this than ever. My main anxiety is about the Alabama case, which has been the subject of ..."

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