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Verb: tolerate  'tó-lu,reyt
  1. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    "he learned to tolerate the heat";
    - digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
     
  2. Recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)
    "We must tolerate the religions of others"
     
  3. (medicine) 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 the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
    "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital";
    - allow, permit

Derived forms: tolerating, tolerated, tolerates

Type of: abide by, allow, countenance, endure, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], let, observe, permit, respect, suffer

Encyclopedia: Tolerate