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tol·er·ate

 (tŏl′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. tol·er·at·ed, tol·er·at·ing, tol·er·ates
1. To refrain from interfering with or prohibiting (something undesirable or outside one's own practice or beliefs); allow or permit: The president will not tolerate any deviation from stated policy.
2. To recognize and respect (the rights, beliefs, or practices of others).
3. To accept or be patient regarding (something unpleasant or undesirable); endure: tolerated his insults for weeks. See Synonyms at endure.
4. Medicine To have tolerance for (a substance or pathogen).

[Latin tolerāre, tolerāt-, to bear; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

tol′er·a′tive adj.
tol′er·a′tor n.
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tolerate

(ˈtɒləˌreɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to treat with indulgence, liberality, or forbearance
2. to permit
3. to be able to bear; put up with
4. (Medicine) med to have tolerance for (a drug, poison, etc)
[C16: from Latin tolerāre sustain; related to thole2]
ˈtolerative adj
ˈtolerˌator n
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tol•er•ate

(ˈtɒl əˌreɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to allow the existence, presence, practice, or act of without prohibition or hindrance; permit.
2. to endure without repugnance; put up with: I cannot tolerate incompetence.
3. to experience, undergo, or sustain, as pain or hardship.
4. Med. to endure or resist the action of (a drug, invasive procedure, etc.).
[1525–35; < Latin tolerātus, past participle of tolerāre to bear (akin to thole2); see -ate1]
tol′er•a`tive, adj.
tol′er•a`tor, n.
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tolerate


Past participle: tolerated
Gerund: tolerating

Imperative
tolerate
tolerate
Present
I tolerate
you tolerate
he/she/it tolerates
we tolerate
you tolerate
they tolerate
Preterite
I tolerated
you tolerated
he/she/it tolerated
we tolerated
you tolerated
they tolerated
Present Continuous
I am tolerating
you are tolerating
he/she/it is tolerating
we are tolerating
you are tolerating
they are tolerating
Present Perfect
I have tolerated
you have tolerated
he/she/it has tolerated
we have tolerated
you have tolerated
they have tolerated
Past Continuous
I was tolerating
you were tolerating
he/she/it was tolerating
we were tolerating
you were tolerating
they were tolerating
Past Perfect
I had tolerated
you had tolerated
he/she/it had tolerated
we had tolerated
you had tolerated
they had tolerated
Future
I will tolerate
you will tolerate
he/she/it will tolerate
we will tolerate
you will tolerate
they will tolerate
Future Perfect
I will have tolerated
you will have tolerated
he/she/it will have tolerated
we will have tolerated
you will have tolerated
they will have tolerated
Future Continuous
I will be tolerating
you will be tolerating
he/she/it will be tolerating
we will be tolerating
you will be tolerating
they will be tolerating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tolerating
you have been tolerating
he/she/it has been tolerating
we have been tolerating
you have been tolerating
they have been tolerating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tolerating
you will have been tolerating
he/she/it will have been tolerating
we will have been tolerating
you will have been tolerating
they will have been tolerating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tolerating
you had been tolerating
he/she/it had been tolerating
we had been tolerating
you had been tolerating
they had been tolerating
Conditional
I would tolerate
you would tolerate
he/she/it would tolerate
we would tolerate
you would tolerate
they would tolerate
Past Conditional
I would have tolerated
you would have tolerated
he/she/it would have tolerated
we would have tolerated
you would have tolerated
they would have tolerated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tolerate - put up with something or somebody unpleasanttolerate - 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"
live with, swallow, accept - tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"
hold still for, stand for - tolerate or bear; "I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"
bear up - endure cheerfully; "She bore up under the enormous strain"
take lying down - suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively; "I won't take this insult lying down"
take a joke - listen to a joke at one's own expense; "Can't you take a joke?"
sit out - endure to the end
pay - bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action; "You'll pay for this!"; "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; "You'll pay for this opinion later"
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
suffer - experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"
2.tolerate - recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)tolerate - recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others); "We must tolerate the religions of others"
abide by, honor, honour, respect, observe - show respect towards; "honor your parents!"
3.tolerate - 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"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
suffer, endure - undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
4.tolerate - allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibitingtolerate - 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"
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

tolerate

verb
1. endure, stand, suffer, bear, take, stomach, undergo, swallow, hack (slang), abide, put up with (informal), submit to, thole (Scot.) She can no longer tolerate the position that she's in.
2. allow, accept, permit, sanction, take, receive, admit, brook, indulge, put up with (informal), condone, countenance, turn a blind eye to, wink at I will not tolerate breaches of the code of conduct.
allow ban, veto, forbid, prohibit, outlaw, disapprove, preclude, disallow, criminalize
3. consume, eat, stomach, digest, take I can't tolerate fatty or high-cholesterol meals.
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tolerate

verb
1. To neither forbid nor prevent:
2. To put up with:
Informal: lump.
Idioms: take it, take it lying down.
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Translations
يَتَحَمَّل
snášet
tåletolerere
òola
pakantumaspripratimastolerancija
samierināties
prenašati
dayanmaktahammül etmek

tolerate

[ˈtɒləreɪt] VT [+ heat, pain] → aguantar, soportar; [+ person] → tolerar, soportar
I can't tolerate any moreno aguanto más
are we to tolerate this?¿hemos de soportar esto?
it is not to be toleratedes intolerable, es insoportable
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tolerate

[ˈtɒləreɪt] vt
(= accept) [+ behaviour, person] → tolérer
We will not tolerate such behaviour → Nous ne tolérerons pas ce comportement.
(= bear) [+ pain, discomfort] → supporter
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tolerate

vt
pain, noise, weather etcertragen; drugvertragen
persontolerieren; behaviour, injustice etcdulden, tolerieren, hinnehmen; ideastolerieren; he can tolerate anything except intoleranceer kann alles tolerieren, nur keine Intoleranz; it is not to be toleratedso etwas kann man nicht dulden or hinnehmen; I won’t tolerate this disobedience!ich dulde diesen Ungehorsam nicht!
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tolerate

[ˈtɒləˌreɪt] vt (gen) (Med, Tech) → tollerare, sopportare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tolerate

(ˈtoləreit) verb
to bear or endure; to put up with. I couldn't tolerate his rudeness.
ˈtolerable adjective
1. able to be borne or endured. The heat was barely tolerable.
2. quite good. The food was tolerable.
ˈtolerance noun
1. the ability to be fair and understanding to people whose ways, opinions etc are different from one's own. We should always try to show tolerance to other people.
2. the ability to resist the effects of eg a drug. If you take a drug regularly, your body gradually acquires a tolerance of it.
ˈtolerant adjective
showing tolerance. He's very tolerant towards his neighbours.
ˈtolerantly adverb
ˌtoleˈration noun
1. the act of tolerating. His toleration of her behaviour amazed me.
2. tolerance, especially in religious matters. The government passed a law of religious toleration.
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tolerate

vt. tolerar, permitir.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tolerate

vt tolerar, soportar, aguantar
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CSR (competitor, stress tolerator, ruderal) model: This model links a plant's strategy, or syndrome, with functional performance and population biology, and recognizes strategies of evolutionary specialization associated with stress responses (Grime, 1989).
This fundamental gap in our understanding of edaphic specialization can be answered by using multiple, progenitor-derivative taxon pairs that have adaptively diverged along the same edaphic axis but which vary in their accommodation to the substrate (i.e., tolerator versus endemic).
Wilcoxon tests were run for emergent amphibious tolerator, terrestrial damp and terrestrial dry functional groups comparing paired quadrats for each species before and after the watering event.
The limited and conditional nature of the so-called generosity that tolerance affords can be described as being 'tempered' by a concern for maintaining one's own well-being, which would predict the withdrawal of tolerance to be the point at which the benefits of nonintervention for the tolerator are compromised, or the tolerator is required to 'adjust their ways' (Jenkins, 2002).
Species were classified as a competitor, stress tolerator, ruderal or any combination of these strategies according to Grime et al.
Employing the metaphor of social distance, Hage contends that while tolerance claims to compress the social distances between the tolerator and the tolerated, the power relationships which forge those social distances remain unchanged and this apparent proximity is simply a masquerade.
Explanations based on indirect reciprocal altruism are again based on the premise that the toleration of unrelated freeriders is a means of signaling to other people that the "tolerator" is an altruist and, thus, a "good" person and a likely cooperator.
I begin the analysis with the possible objects (the "tolerated") and subjects (the "tolerator") of toleration as essential components that allow us to think of toleration.
The Israeli Jews refuse to follow the example of Cyrus the Great of Persia who had been enshrined by the Hebrew Bible and Jewish mythology as a "liberator and tolerator of the Jewish religion." In their treatment of the Palestinians, the Israeli Jews of Israel opted to emulate the final acts of the "Reconquist" in Spain which ordered the expulsion of the Jews rather than emulate the Muslims' treatment of Jews in Medieval Spain that history books referred to as "the golden age of Jewish culture".
Difference: what is tolerated differs from the tolerator's conception of what should be done, valued, or believed;
Delving into unpublished work, such as "A Tour of Bolshevy" in the Sackler Library and the "Bloody Old Britain" of her title in the Bodleian, we meet a batty cosmologist, deluded Stalinist, Nazi tolerator and advocate of the great Goddess.