Definitions for tolerate

Definitions for (verb) tolerate

Main entry: endure, put up, digest, bear, abide, brook, stand, suffer, support, tolerate, stick out, stomach

Definition: put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Usage: 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

Main entry: allow, tolerate, permit

Definition: allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

Usage: We don't allow dogs here; Children are not permitted beyond this point; We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital

Main entry: tolerate

Definition: have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition

Usage: The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him

Main entry: tolerate

Definition: recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)

Usage: We must tolerate the religions of others

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