Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tolerate

4 senses of tolerate

Sense 1
digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up -- (put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage")
       => permit, allow, let, countenance -- (consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam")

Sense 2
tolerate -- (recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others); "We must tolerate the religions of others")
       => respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe -- (show respect towards; "honor your parents!")

Sense 3
tolerate -- (have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition; "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him")
       => suffer, endure -- (undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom")

Sense 4
allow, permit, tolerate -- (allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; "We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital")
       => permit, allow, let, countenance -- (consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam")

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