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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈtɑl.ə.ɹeɪt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtɒl.ə.ɹeɪt/
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- 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.
to allow without interference
- tolerate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “tolerate”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
- tolerate at OneLook Dictionary Search
- present adverbial passive participle of toleri