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tolerated, past participle; tolerates, 3rd person singular present; tolerating, present participle; tolerated, past tense;
  1. Allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of (something that one does not necessarily like or agree with) without interference
    • - a regime unwilling to tolerate dissent
  2. Accept or endure (someone or something unpleasant or disliked) with forbearance
    • - how was it that she could tolerate such noise?
  3. Be capable of continued subjection to (a drug, toxin, or environmental condition) without adverse reaction
    • - lichens grow in conditions that no other plants tolerate

  1. digest: 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"
  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: 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"
  5. (toleration) a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
  6. (toleration) official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)
  7. In general usage, tolerance is the ability to accept the existence of something while still disapproving of it. ...
  8. To allow (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) to exist or occur without interference
  9. (Tolerates) the species has between 50% and 80% chance of optimal growth.
  10. (Toleration) To refrain from intervening, to allow one to participate or function, social integration. It is not the same as approval or the same as appreciating.
  11. After assessing the Impact and Likelihood of the risk and assessing the control measures required to further reduce the risk, it may be decided that the risk will be accepted without further mitigation
  12. Able to put up with. A plant may be able to tolerate shade, meaning it can live under other plants. A tree that tolerates drought can go a long time without water.
  13. formal (academic writing)