What does tolerate mean?

Definitions for tolerate
ˈtɒl əˌreɪttol·er·ate

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Wiktionary

  1. tolerateverb

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put upverb

    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. tolerateverb

    recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)

    "We must tolerate the religions of others"

  3. tolerateverb

    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, tolerateverb

    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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tolerateverb

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

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  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. Letitia James ':

    No matter how high-profile the establishment, or how seemingly powerful the owners, today's settlement reiterates the fact that we will not tolerate sexual harassment of any form in the workplace.

  2. Richland County:

    It is a very disturbing video. It is one that we are not going to tolerate or condone in Richland County.

  3. Alan Marshall Beck:

    Boys are found everywhere-on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.

  4. Detroit Police Chief James Craig:

    I will not stand by and let a small minority of criminals come in here, attack our officers and make our community unsafe. Just know, we are not going to tolerate it.

  5. Jeff Sessions:

    President Trump promised voters he would return this country to a lawful system of immigration, and this Justice Department is committed to fulfilling that promise by rooting out fraud and abuse, we will not tolerate fraud at any level, and will bring those who engage in fraud to justice.

Images & Illustrations of tolerate

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