What does "Tolerate" mean?


(v. t.) To suffer to be, or to be done, without prohibition or hindrance; to allow or permit negatively, by not preventing; not to restrain; to put up with; as, to tolerate doubtful practices

Synonyms bear, stand, abide, endure, put up, suffer, brook, stomach

Example: "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him" Example: "We must tolerate the religions of others" Example: "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital" Example: "He learned to tolerate the heat"

Word Family tolerated, tolerates, tolerating, toleration