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

How to pronounce tolerate?

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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. Spokesman Davis Sheremata:

    We make it clear to all of our staff and contractors that we will not tolerate anything that undermines the safety and reliability of our facilities.

  2. Christophe Castaner:

    We know that doubts persist about it...while we can never tolerate any reduction of press freedom or images.

  3. Edward Moya:

    Continued yuan depreciation should be expected, albeit in a staggered pace. Beijing is likely to tolerate further weakness and we could see another 5 % before the end of the year, the US is likely to counter the breach of the critical 7 level to the dollar with verbal intervention. Currency wars are taking center stage.

  4. Jeffrey Beard:

    We do not tolerate staff misconduct of any kind and will take appropriate action to hold all employees accountable.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Today, I took action to protect the integrity of United States electoral system by signing an Executive Order to ensure that we can swiftly identify and punish any foreign interference in our elections, as I have made clear, United States will not tolerate any form of foreign meddling in our elections.

Images & Illustrations of tolerate

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    • A. valetudinarian
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