tolerate


tolerate
01. It is difficult to [tolerate] a person who continually lies.
02. I find it really difficult to [tolerate] obnoxious people.
03. Living conditions while working tree-planting weren't great, but they were certainly [tolerable].
04. If you take antibiotics too often, your body builds up a [tolerance] to them, and they are no longer effective.
05. My husband and my mother don't really like each other, but they [tolerate] one another for my sake.
06. My neighbors aren't very [tolerant] of children; they're always complaining that they are making too much noise, but they're just being normal, happy kids.
07. The level of noise in this city has become [intolerable]. It's driving me crazy.
08. Moshe Waldoks once remarked that a sense of humor can help you overlook the unattractive, [tolerate] the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, and smile through the unbearable.
09. There is a Spanish proverb which notes that you must [tolerate] that which you cannot change.
10. Studies have shown that dark-skinned people have a greater [tolerance] for sunlight than fair-skinned people do.
11. Llamas are used as pack animals in the Andes mountains because of their high [tolerance] for thirst, and their endurance.
12. Studies show that televised violence actually makes young people more [tolerant] of aggression in other children.
13. The high [tolerance] urbanites have for non-conformity may actually encourage artistic deviance.
14. There is a Japanese proverb which states that indifference is a generous kind of [intolerance].
15. Gandhi maintained that anger and [intolerance] are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
16. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that a man who cannot [tolerate] small ills can never accomplish great things.
17. Although 99% of Tunisians are Muslims, the people are generally considered to be [tolerant] of other religious faiths.
18. Hospitals in Angola are terribly short of supplies, and patients are often treated in conditions that would not be [tolerated] in most other countries.
19. President Niyazov of Turkmenistan is said to retain absolute control over the country, and opposition is not [tolerated].
20. Research shows that people can [tolerate] pain for a longer time if they are distracted by something.

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  • Tolerate — Tol er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tolerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tolerating}.] [L. toleratus, p. p. of tolerare, fr. the same root as tollere to lift up, tuli, used as perfect of ferre to bear, latus (for tlatus), used as p. p. of ferre to bear, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tolerate — [täl′ər āt΄] vt. tolerated, tolerating [< L toleratus, pp. of tolerare, to bear, sustain, tolerate < IE base * tel , to lift up, bear > THOLE2, TALENT, L tollere, to lift up] 1. to not interfere with; allow; permit [to tolerate heresy] 2 …   English World dictionary

  • tolerate — I verb abide, accept, acquiesce, allow, be lenient, bear, bear with, brook, carry on, consent, endure, forbear, indulge, make the best of, oblige, permit, put up with, receive, sanction, stand, stomach, submit to, suffer, swallow, take patiently …   Law dictionary

  • tolerate — (v.) 1530s, from L. toleratus, pp. of tolerare (see TOLERATION (Cf. toleration)). Related: Tolerated; tolerating …   Etymology dictionary

  • tolerate — endure, abide, *bear, suffer, stand, brook Analogous words: accept, *receive: submit, *yield, bow, succumb …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tolerate — [v] allow, indulge abide, accept, admit, authorize, bear, bear with, blink at*, brook, condone, consent to, countenance, endure, go, go along with, have, hear, humor, live with, permit, pocket, put up with, receive, sanction, sit and take it*,… …   New thesaurus

  • tolerate — ► VERB 1) allow (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) to exist or occur without interference. 2) patiently endure (something unpleasant). 3) be capable of continued exposure to (a drug, toxin, etc.) without adverse reaction. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • tolerate — verb 1 allow sth you do not like ADVERB ▪ barely ▪ just, merely ▪ She actually seemed pleased to see him: most of her visitors she merely tolerated. ▪ grudgingly ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • tolerate — tol|e|rate [ˈtɔləreıt US ˈta: ] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of tolerare] 1.) to allow people to do, say, or believe something without criticizing or punishing them →↑tolerant, tolerance ↑tolerance ▪ We simply will… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tolerate */ — UK [ˈtɒləreɪt] / US [ˈtɑləˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms tolerate : present tense I/you/we/they tolerate he/she/it tolerates present participle tolerating past tense tolerated past participle tolerated 1) to allow someone to do something… …   English dictionary