from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To allow without prohibiting or opposing; permit.
- transitive v. To recognize and respect (the rights, beliefs, or practices of others).
- transitive v. To put up with; endure. See Synonyms at bear1.
- transitive v. Medicine To have tolerance for (a substance or pathogen).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To allow (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) to exist or occur without interference.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To suffer to be, or to be done, without prohibition or hindrance; to allow or permit negatively, by not preventing; not to restrain; to put up with.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sustain or endure; specifically, in medicine, to endure or support, as a strain or a drug, without pernicious effect.
- To suffer to be or to be done without prohibition or hindrance; allow or permit negatively, by not preventing; put up with; endure; refrain from restraining; treat in a spirit of patience and forbearance; forbear to judge of or condemn with bigotry and severity: as, to tolerate opinions or practices.
- Synonyms Permit, Consent to, etc. (see allow); brook, put up with, abide, bear, bear with.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
- v. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
- v. have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition
- v. recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)
What we need not tolerate is a federal regulatory structure that is blind to the operations of those who wheel and deal at the very center of the global economy and federal officials who are so uncertain of their aims and prerogatives that they fumble in the face of crisis. www. twitter.com/janiceharayda
I'm quite happy to let the right wingers be the "tolerant" ones, especially if what they tolerate is idiocy, mediocrity, and the destruction of what this country has and should stand for.
What more might your exquisitely delicate sensibilities manage to tolerate from a noxious slug like this, Andy, a lynching in your front yard?
"" Why do you hate (your fellow) America (ns)? "" can't abide means To put up with; to tolerate from the Latin toleratus, to endure, to put up with nothing about hatred at all.
Over the course of a tumultuous decade, those consequences included not just the ignominious end of an unpopular war and the fall of a president but a profound change in how much deceit the public — and the media — would tolerate from the Oval Office.
The only one I can even tolerate is El Vez (possibly Alma de Cuba).
What they will not tolerate is the slickly lucid, Barbara Cartland kind.
But the other side of getting the behaviour we tolerate is getting the behaviour we demonstrate.
In short, the justices routinely behave in a manner they would never tolerate from the judges whose opinions they review.
As German poet, dramatist and novelist Goethe once said: "To tolerate is to insult" -- meaning that paternalism is contemptuous of those it indulges.