What does tolerate mean?

Definitions for tolerate
ˈtɒl əˌreɪttol·er·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up(verb)

    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"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

  2. tolerate(verb)

    recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)

    "We must tolerate the religions of others"

  3. tolerate(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"

  4. allow, permit, tolerate(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. tolerate(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From toleratus, from tolero. Cognate with þolian. More at thole.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tolerate(verb)

    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

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tolerate' in Verbs Frequency: #1017

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How to say tolerate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tolerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tolerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tolerate in a Sentence

  1. Laurence Taylor:

    We thought that April was wholly unacceptable, it went well beyond the realm of what was reasonable and we would not tolerate that level of disruption again.

  2. Sheriff Chad Chronister:

    This is a prime example of the dangerous environment deputies willingly go into every day in order to keep violent people like Michler Gabriel off of our streets, i will not tolerate anyone who would have such a lack of respect for another human being, especially for someone who selflessly serves the citizens of Hillsborough County, Chronister continued. While I am thankful that the deputy involved was not seriously hurt, we will make sure that Gabriel is prosecuted to the fullest extent for his actions.

  3. Erica Reischer:

    That’s a minor example, but it can be… disappointment, feelings of failure, discomfort, it’s important for kids to learn how to feel their feelings and choose their actions. And it’s important for us to learn to tolerate our children’s discomfort so they can too.

  4. Michael Kitces:

    We’re taking people who don’t need to be that aggressive and given them more risk than they can tolerate. What we’re going to do is turn them into lifelong bond investors - and that will cause them problems 30 years from now.

  5. The Army Chief of Staff:

    The American people trust our Soldiers to do the right things the right way, we must be mindful of behavior which brings that trust into question and ensure our actions meet the high ethical and professional standards our nation expects the American Soldier to uphold. Navy Adm. Mike Gilday, chief of naval operations, said sailors are expected to conduct themselves with integrity and character at all times. To be clear, the Navy does not tolerate racism in any form.

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