tolerate

  • 1 Tolerate — Tol er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tolerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tolerating}.] [L. toleratus, p. p. of tolerare, fr. the same root as tollere to lift up, tuli, used as perfect of ferre to bear, latus (for tlatus), used as p. p. of ferre to bear, and …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tolerate — [täl′ər āt΄] vt. tolerated, tolerating [< L toleratus, pp. of tolerare, to bear, sustain, tolerate < IE base * tel , to lift up, bear > THOLE2, TALENT, L tollere, to lift up] 1. to not interfere with; allow; permit [to tolerate heresy] 2 …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 tolerate — I verb abide, accept, acquiesce, allow, be lenient, bear, bear with, brook, carry on, consent, endure, forbear, indulge, make the best of, oblige, permit, put up with, receive, sanction, stand, stomach, submit to, suffer, swallow, take patiently …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 tolerate — (v.) 1530s, from L. toleratus, pp. of tolerare (see TOLERATION (Cf. toleration)). Related: Tolerated; tolerating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 tolerate — endure, abide, *bear, suffer, stand, brook Analogous words: accept, *receive: submit, *yield, bow, succumb …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 tolerate — [v] allow, indulge abide, accept, admit, authorize, bear, bear with, blink at*, brook, condone, consent to, countenance, endure, go, go along with, have, hear, humor, live with, permit, pocket, put up with, receive, sanction, sit and take it*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 tolerate — ► VERB 1) allow (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) to exist or occur without interference. 2) patiently endure (something unpleasant). 3) be capable of continued exposure to (a drug, toxin, etc.) without adverse reaction. DERIVATIVES …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 tolerate — verb 1 allow sth you do not like ADVERB ▪ barely ▪ just, merely ▪ She actually seemed pleased to see him: most of her visitors she merely tolerated. ▪ grudgingly ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 tolerate — 01. It is difficult to [tolerate] a person who continually lies. 02. I find it really difficult to [tolerate] obnoxious people. 03. Living conditions while working tree planting weren t great, but they were certainly [tolerable]. 04. If you take… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 10 tolerate — tol|e|rate [ˈtɔləreıt US ˈta: ] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of tolerare] 1.) to allow people to do, say, or believe something without criticizing or punishing them →↑tolerant, tolerance ↑tolerance ▪ We simply will… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 tolerate */ — UK [ˈtɒləreɪt] / US [ˈtɑləˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms tolerate : present tense I/you/we/they tolerate he/she/it tolerates present participle tolerating past tense tolerated past participle tolerated 1) to allow someone to do something… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 tolerate — [[t]tɒ̱ləreɪt[/t]] tolerates, tolerating, tolerated 1) VERB If you tolerate a situation or person, you accept them although you do not particularly like them. [V n] She can no longer tolerate the position that she s in... [V n] The cousins… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 tolerate — tol|er|ate [ talə,reıt ] verb transitive * 1. ) to allow someone to do something that you do not like or approve of: Rude behavior should not be tolerated. tolerate someone doing something: He won t tolerate anyone questioning his decisions. 2. ) …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 tolerate — v. (K) I will not tolerate his smoking * * * [ tɒləreɪt] (K) I will not tolerate his smoking …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 tolerate — [16] To tolerate something is etymologically to ‘bear’ it. The word comes from the past participle of Latin tolerāre ‘bear, tolerate’. This in turn was formed from a base *tol ‘lift, carry’, which also underlies English extol [15]. => EXTOL …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 tolerate — verb (T) 1 to allow people to do, say, or believe something without criticizing or punishing them: We simply will not tolerate vigilante groups on our streets. 2 to be able to accept something unpleasant or difficult, even though you do not like… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 tolerate — verb 1) a regime unwilling to tolerate dissent Syn: allow, permit, condone, accept, swallow, countenance; formal brook; archaic suffer 2) he couldn t tolerate her mood swings any longer Syn: endure, put up with, bear, take …

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  • 18 tolerate — verb 1) a regime unwilling to tolerate dissent Syn: allow, permit, condone, accept, swallow, countenance 2) he couldn t tolerate her moods any longer Syn: endure, put up with, bear, take …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 tolerate — [ˈtɒləˌreɪt] verb [T] 1) to allow someone to do something that you do not like or approve of He won t tolerate anyone questioning his decisions.[/ex] 2) to accept something that is unpleasant without becoming impatient or angry They have… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 tolerate — [16] To tolerate something is etymologically to ‘bear’ it. The word comes from the past participle of Latin tolerāre ‘bear, tolerate’. This in turn was formed from a base *tol ‘lift, carry’, which also underlies English extol [15]. Cf.⇒ EXTOL …

    Word origins