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3 definitions found
 for Tolerate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 E. thole. See Thole, and cf. Atlas,
     Collation, Delay, Elate, Extol, Legislate,
     Oblate, Prelate, Relate, Superlative, Talent,
     Toll to take away, Translate.]
     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.
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           Crying should not be tolerated in children. --Locke.
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           We tolerate them because property and liberty, to a
           degree, require that toleration.         --Burke.
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     Syn: See Permit.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tolerate
      v 1: 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" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach,
           bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide,
           suffer, put up]
      2: recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others); "We
         must tolerate the religions of others"
      3: 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 don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not
         permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in
         the hospital" [syn: allow, permit, tolerate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "tolerate":
     abide, abide with, accept, admit, allow, be big, be content with,
     be easy with, bear, bear with, bide, blink at, brave, brook,
     concede, condone, connive at, consent to, countenance, disregard,
     endure, go, hang in, hang in there, hang tough, have, hear of,
     ignore, indulge, judge not, lean over backwards, listen to reason,
     live with, lump, lump it, not write off, overlook, permit,
     persevere, pocket, put up with, sanction, see both sides,
     spare the rod, stand, stand for, stick, stomach, submit to, suffer,
     support, suspend judgment, sustain, swallow, take, take up with,
     undergo, view with indulgence, weather, wink at
  
  

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