Verb: tolerate 'tó-lu,reyt
- 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
- Recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)
"We must tolerate the religions of others"
- (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"
- Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
"We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital";
- allow, permit
Derived forms: tolerated, tolerates, tolerating
Type of: abide by, allow, countenance, endure, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], let, observe, permit, respect, suffer