tolerance


tolerance
noun
1 able to tolerate other opinions, actions, etc.
ADJECTIVE
great

The policy required greater tolerance of foreigners.

political, racial, religious
zero (of crime)

Howard County has a zero-tolerance policy on alcohol use by teenagers.

… OF TOLERANCE
degree, level
VERB + TOLERANCE
have
show
learn
foster, preach, promote, teach (sb)
PREPOSITION
tolerance for

He has no tolerance for people who are not like him.

tolerance of

a plea for greater tolerance of religious diversity

tolerance towards/toward

She was showing greater tolerance towards/toward her younger sister than before.

PHRASES
a lack of tolerance

Your lack of tolerance is disappointing.

2 ability to suffer pain, cold, etc.
ADJECTIVE
high, low
decreased, increased
pain
drought, heat, stress, etc.

We group plants according to their light and heat tolerances.

… OF TOLERANCE
level
VERB + TOLERANCE
have
develop, improve, increase
TOLERANCE + NOUN
level
PREPOSITION
tolerance for

He proved his high tolerance for pain.

tolerance to

Tolerance to alcohol decreases with age.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Tolerance — Tolérance Pour les articles homonymes, voir Tolérance (homonymie). La tolérance, du latin tolerare (supporter), est la vertu qui porte à accepter ce que l on n accepterait pas spontanément. C est aussi la vertu qui porte à se montrer vigilant… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tolérance — [ tɔlerɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1561; h. 1361; lat. tolerantia 1 ♦ Fait de tolérer, de ne pas interdire ou exiger, alors qu on le pourrait; liberté qui résulte de cette abstention. Ce n est pas un droit, c est une tolérance. « Jusqu à quel point tiendrait,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tolerance — Tol er*ance, n. [L. tolerantia: cf. F. tol[ e]rance.] 1. The power or capacity of enduring; the act of enduring; endurance. [1913 Webster] Diogenes, one frosty morning, came into the market place, shaking, to show his tolerance. Bacon. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tolerance — Tolerance. s. f. v. Souffrance, indulgence qu on a pour ce qu on ne peut empescher. Longue tolerance. ce n est pas un droit, mais une tolerance. il ne jouit de cela que par tolerance …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • tolerance — (n.) early 15c., endurance, fortitude, from O.Fr. tolerance (14c.), from L. tolerantia endurance, from tolerans, prp. of tolerare to bear, endure, tolerate (see TOLERATION (Cf. toleration)). Of authorities, in the sense of permissive, first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tolerance — [n1] open mindedness altruism, benevolence, broad mindedness, charity, clemency, compassion, concession, endurance, forbearance, freedom, good will, grace, humanity, indulgence, kindness, lenience, leniency, lenity, liberalism, liberality,… …   New thesaurus

  • tolerance — [täl′ər əns] n. [ME tolleraunce < MFr tolerance < L tolerantia] 1. a) a tolerating or being tolerant, esp. of views, beliefs, practices, etc. of others that differ from one s own b) freedom from bigotry or prejudice 2. an allowable… …   English World dictionary

  • tolerance — tolerance. См. резистентность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Tolerance — Tolerance. См. Допуск. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Tolérance — (–rangß), frz., Duldung; im Münzwesen was Remedium …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • tolerance — I noun abiding, ability to bear, ability to endure, ability to tolerate, ability to withstand, allowance, bravery, broad mindedness, capacity to endure, capacity to stand suffering, capacity to take pain, charter, compassion, constancy, courage,… …   Law dictionary


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