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tolerate (v.)

1530s, of authorities, "to allow without interference," from Latin toleratus, past participle of tolerare (see toleration). Related: Tolerated; tolerating.

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Definitions of tolerate from WordNet

tolerate (v.)
put up with something or somebody unpleasant;
he learned to tolerate the heat
Synonyms: digest / endure / stick out / stomach / bear / stand / support / brook / abide / suffer / put up
tolerate (v.)
recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others);
We must tolerate the religions of others
tolerate (v.)
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
tolerate (v.)
allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting;
We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital
Synonyms: allow / permit
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