tolerate


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
officially

Union activity was officially tolerated but strongly discouraged.

widely

It is technically illegal but widely tolerated.

no longer

The government is not prepared to tolerate this situation any longer.

VERB + TOLERATE
be unable to, cannot
not be prepared to (esp. BrE), not be willing to, will not

I will not tolerate this conduct!

find sth difficult to
2 not be affected by difficult conditions
ADVERB
readily, well

This plant will readily tolerate some acidity.

She tolerated the chemotherapy well.

poorly
VERB + TOLERATE
be unable to, cannot
will not
find sth difficult to, make sth difficult to

The condition makes it difficult to tolerate bright light.

Tolerate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑disorder, ↑dissent, ↑drought, ↑failure, ↑incompetence, ↑interference

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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