tolerate

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From Latin tolerātus (past participle), from tolerō (I endure). Cognate with Old English þolian (to tolerate, suffer, bear). More at thole.

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tolerate (third-person singular simple present tolerates, present participle tolerating, simple past and past participle tolerated)

  1. To allow (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) to exist or occur without interference.
    I like the way he plays the guitar, but I can't tolerate his voice when he sings.
    I can tolerate working on Saturdays, but not on Sundays.

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Adverb[edit]

tolerate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of toleri

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

tolerāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of tolerō  "bear ye, endure ye, tolerate ye"

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tolerāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of tolerātus