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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    v 1: 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" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach,
         bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide,
         suffer, put up]
    2: recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others); "We
       must tolerate the religions of others"
    3: 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"
    4: 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" [syn: allow, permit, tolerate]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Tolerate \Tol"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tolerated; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Tolerating.] [L. toleratus, p. p. of tolerare, fr.
   the same root as tollere to lift up, tuli, used as perfect of
   ferre to bear, latus (for tlatus), used as p. p. of ferre to
   bear, and E. thole. See Thole, and cf. Atlas,
   Collation, Delay, Elate, Extol, Legislate,
   Oblate, Prelate, Relate, Superlative, Talent,
   Toll to take away, Translate.]
   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
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         Crying should not be tolerated in children. --Locke.
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         We tolerate them because property and liberty, to a
         degree, require that toleration.         --Burke.
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   Syn: See Permit.
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Thesaurus Results for Tolerate:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
abide, abide with, accept, admit, allow, be big, be content with, be easy with, bear, bear with, bide, blink at, brave, brook, concede, condone, connive at, consent to, countenance, disregard, endure, go, hang in, hang in there, hang tough, have, hear of, ignore, indulge, judge not, lean over backwards, listen to reason, live with, lump, lump it, not write off, overlook, permit, persevere, pocket, put up with, sanction, see both sides, spare the rod, stand, stand for, stick, stomach, submit to, suffer, support, suspend judgment, sustain, swallow, take, take up with, undergo, view with indulgence, weather, wink at
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