What does tolerate mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term tolerate:


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.

  2. Origin: From toleratus, from tolero. Cognate with ├żolian. 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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce tolerate?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say tolerate in sign language?

  1. tolerate

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. Sigmund Freud:

    Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.

  2. Roby Tschopp:

    But 6 million, that's not something we could tolerate.

  3. Bill Clinton:

    We will not tolerate attacks on United States citizens.

  4. Superintendent Pedro Martinez:

    We want to be clear. We will not tolerate this behavior.

  5. New York:

    We will not tolerate this type of misconduct at any level.

Images & Illustrations of tolerate

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