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tolerate



tol·er·ate [tolerate tolerates tolerated tolerating] BrE [ˈtɒləreɪt] NAmE [ˈtɑːləreɪt] verb
1. to allow sb to do sth that you do not agree with or like
Syn: put up with
~ sth Their relationship was tolerated but not encouraged.
This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated.
~ (sb/sth) doing/being/having sth She refused to tolerate being called a liar.
2. ~ sb/sth to accept sb/sth that is annoying, unpleasant, etc. without complaining
Syn: put up with
There is a limit to what one person can tolerate.
I don't know how you tolerate that noise!
3. ~ sth to be able to be affected by a drug, difficult conditions, etc. without being harmed
She tolerated the chemotherapy well.
Few plants will tolerate sudden changes in temperature.
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
early 16th cent. (in the sense ‘endure pain’: from Latin tolerat- ‘endured’, from the verb tolerare.

Example Bank:
I will not tolerate this conduct!
It is technically illegal but widely tolerated.
She actually seemed pleased to see him: most of her visitors she merely tolerated.
The condition makes it difficult to tolerate bright light.
The government is not prepared to tolerate this situation any longer.
This plant prefers alkaline soil, though it will readily tolerate some acidity.
This plant will readily tolerate some acidity.
Union activity was officially tolerated but strongly discouraged.
I don't know how you tolerate that noise!
Most perennials will tolerate being transplanted.
Young and elderly people cannot tolerate alcohol as well as other adults.

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