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1. tolerate

verb. ['ˈtɑːlɝˌeɪt'] put up with something or somebody unpleasant.

Synonyms

  • take lying down
  • pay
  • stick out
  • support
  • swallow
  • stand for
  • hold still for
  • digest
  • bear up
  • permit
  • take a joke
  • put up
  • sit out
  • live with
  • bear
  • stand
  • countenance
  • suffer
  • let
  • brook
  • accept
  • allow
  • endure
  • stomach

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • pay cash
  • charge
  • underpay

Etymology

  • toleratus (Latin)
  • tolero (Latin)

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Rhymes with Tolerate

  • accelerate
  • adulterate
  • agglomerate
  • ameliorate
  • aspirate
  • cogenerate
  • collaborate
  • commemorate
  • commiserate
  • confederate
  • cooperate
  • cooperate
  • corroborate
  • decelerate
  • decorate
  • degenerate
  • deliberate
  • deteriorate
  • elaborate
  • emirate

Sentences with tolerate


1. Verb, base form
You will also be encouraged to walk as much as you can tolerate.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Most plants tolerate close spacing of two to three inches in the confines of a dish garden.

Quotes about tolerate


1. Ray Bradbury is, for many reasons, the most influential writer in my life. Throughout our long friendship, Ray supplied not only his terrific stories but a grand model of what a writer could be, should be, and yet rarely is: brilliant and charming and accessible, willing to tolerate and to teach, happy to inspire but also to be inspired.
- Greg Bear

2. Do you know what punishments I've endured for my crimes, my sins? None. I am proof of the absurdity of men's most treasured abstractions. A just universe wouldn't tolerate my existence.
- Brent Weeks, The Way of Shadows

3. I WILL NOT TOLERATE MENTION OF YOUR ABNORMALITY UNDER THIS ROOF*NOT TOLERATE MENTION OF YOUR ABNORMALITY UNDER THIS ROOF!
*- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


2. tolerate

verb. ['ˈtɑːlɝˌeɪt'] allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting.

Synonyms

  • permit
  • countenance
  • allow

Antonyms

  • take
  • default
  • boycott
  • disapproval

Etymology

  • toleratus (Latin)
  • tolero (Latin)

3. tolerate

verb. ['ˈtɑːlɝˌeɪt'] have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition.

Synonyms

  • suffer

Antonyms

  • invalidate
  • negate

Etymology

  • toleratus (Latin)
  • tolero (Latin)

4. tolerate

verb. ['ˈtɑːlɝˌeɪt'] recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others).

Synonyms

  • abide by
  • honor
  • respect
  • observe

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • disapprove
  • disagree
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • toleratus (Latin)
  • tolero (Latin)
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