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Definition 1: put up with something or somebody unpleasant - [verb of cognition]

Samples where tolerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for tolerate in the sense of this definition

(tolerate is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of tolerate ) 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"

(... is a kind of tolerate ) tolerate or bear

"I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"

(... is a kind of tolerate ) endure cheerfully

"She bore up under the enormous strain"

(... is a kind of tolerate ) suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively

"I won't take this insult lying down"

(... is a kind of tolerate ) listen to a joke at one's own expense

"Can't you take a joke?"

(... is a kind of tolerate ) endure to the end

(... is a kind of tolerate ) 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"

(tolerate has a similar meaning as ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

Definition 2: allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting - [verb of communication]

Samples where tolerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We don't allow dogs here
  • Children are not permitted beyond this point
  • We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital

Synonyms for tolerate in the sense of this definition

(tolerate is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 3: have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition - [verb of perception]

Samples where tolerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him

(tolerate is a kind of ...) undergo or be subjected to

"He suffered the penalty" "Many saints suffered martyrdom"

(tolerate belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Samples where tolerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We must tolerate the religions of others

(tolerate is a kind of ...) show respect towards

"honor your parents!"

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