Associations to the word «Tolerate»


TOLERATE, verb. To allow (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) to exist or occur without interference.

Dictionary definition

TOLERATE, verb. 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".
TOLERATE, verb. Recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others); "We must tolerate the religions of others".
TOLERATE, verb. Have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition; "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him".
TOLERATE, verb. 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".

Wise words

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa