tolerate

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Etymology[edit]

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.
    Synonyms: allow, bear, brook, endure, live with, put up with; see also Thesaurus:tolerate
    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"

Participle[edit]

tolerāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of tolerātus