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tolerate

 
Verb tolerate has 4 senses
  1. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up - 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"
    --1 is one way to permit, allow, let, countenance
    Derived forms: noun toleration1, noun tolerance3
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot tolerate Sue
  2. tolerate - recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others); "We must tolerate the religions of others"
    --2 is one way to
    respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe
    Derived form: noun toleration2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. tolerate - have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen; "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him"
    --3 is one way to
    suffer, endure
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. allow, permit, tolerate - 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"
    --4 is one way to permit, allow, let, countenance
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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