Meaning of TOLERATE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtä-lə-ˌrāt ]

transitive verb

( -at·ed ; -at·ing )

Etymology: Latin toleratus, past participle of tolerare to endure, put up with; akin to Old English tholian to bear, Latin tollere to lift up, latus carried (suppletive past participle of ferre ), Greek tlēnai to bear

Date: 1524

1. : to endure or resist the action of (as a drug or food) without serious side effects or discomfort : exhibit physiological tolerance for


a. : to allow to be or to be done without prohibition, hindrance, or contradiction

b. : to put up with

learn to tolerate one another

Synonyms: see bear

• tol·er·a·tive -ˌrā-tiv adjective

• tol·er·a·tor -ˌrā-tər noun

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