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  1. first-person singular present indicative form of tolerar



From Proto-Italic *tolazāō, from Proto-Indo-European *telh₂- (to bear, carry). Compare Ancient Greek τλάντος (tlántos, bearing, suffering), τολμέω (tolméō, to carry, bear), τελαμών (telamṓn, broad strap for bearing something), Ἄτλας (Átlas, the 'Bearer' of Heaven), Lithuanian tiltas (bridge), Sanskrit तुला (tulā, balance), तुलयति (tulayati, lifts up, weighs), Latin tollō (to bear, support), tulī (I bore), lātus (borne), tellūs (bearing earth), Old English þolian (to endure) (English thole), Old Armenian թողում (tʿołum, I allow).



tolerō (present infinitive tolerāre, perfect active tolerāvī, supine tolerātum); first conjugation

  1. I bear, endure, tolerate, put up with, support
  2. I sustain (with the notion of barely doing so)


   Conjugation of tolerō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tolerō tolerās tolerat tolerāmus tolerātis tolerant
imperfect tolerābam tolerābās tolerābat tolerābāmus tolerābātis tolerābant
future tolerābō tolerābis tolerābit tolerābimus tolerābitis tolerābunt
perfect tolerāvī tolerāvistī, tolerāstī1 tolerāvit tolerāvimus tolerāvistis, tolerāstis1 tolerāvērunt, tolerāvēre
pluperfect tolerāveram tolerāverās tolerāverat tolerāverāmus tolerāverātis tolerāverant
future perfect tolerāverō tolerāveris tolerāverit tolerāverimus tolerāveritis tolerāverint
passive present toleror tolerāris, tolerāre tolerātur tolerāmur tolerāminī tolerantur
imperfect tolerābar tolerābāris, tolerābāre tolerābātur tolerābāmur tolerābāminī tolerābantur
future tolerābor tolerāberis, tolerābere tolerābitur tolerābimur tolerābiminī tolerābuntur
perfect tolerātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect tolerātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect tolerātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tolerem tolerēs toleret tolerēmus tolerētis tolerent
imperfect tolerārem tolerārēs tolerāret tolerārēmus tolerārētis tolerārent
perfect tolerāverim tolerāverīs tolerāverit tolerāverīmus tolerāverītis tolerāverint
pluperfect tolerāvissem, tolerāssem1 tolerāvissēs, tolerāssēs1 tolerāvisset, tolerāsset1 tolerāvissēmus, tolerāssēmus1 tolerāvissētis, tolerāssētis1 tolerāvissent, tolerāssent1
passive present tolerer tolerēris, tolerēre tolerētur tolerēmur tolerēminī tolerentur
imperfect tolerārer tolerārēris, tolerārēre tolerārētur tolerārēmur tolerārēminī tolerārentur
perfect tolerātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect tolerātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tolerā tolerāte
future tolerātō tolerātō tolerātōte tolerantō
passive present tolerāre tolerāminī
future tolerātor tolerātor tolerantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives tolerāre tolerāvisse, tolerāsse1 tolerātūrum esse tolerārī tolerātum esse tolerātum īrī
participles tolerāns tolerātūrus tolerātus tolerandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
tolerandī tolerandō tolerandum tolerandō tolerātum tolerātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.



  • tolero in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tolero in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tolero in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to bear the winter: hiemem tolerare
    • to endure the pangs of hunger: famem tolerare, sustentare
    • to earn a precarious livelihood: vitam inopem sustentare, tolerare
    • to endure a life of privation: vitam (inopem) tolerare (B. G. 7. 77)




  1. first-person singular present indicative of tolerar




  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of tolerar.