US: /ˈpeɪʃənt/
UK: /pˈe‍ɪʃənt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

patient /'peiʃənt/
  • tính từ
    • kiên nhẫn, nhẫn nại, bền chí
    • patient of
      • chịu đựng một cách kiên nhẫn
    • có thể nhận, phù hợp với
      • the facts are patient of two interpretation: những sự việc đó có thể có hai cách giải thích
  • danh từ
    • người bệnh

Advanced English dictionary

noun, adjective
+ noun
1 a person who is receiving medical treatment, especially in a hospital: cancer patients
2 a person who receives treatment from a particular doctor, dentist, etc: He's one of Dr Shaw's patients.
+ adjective
~ (with sb/sth) able to wait for a long time or accept annoying behaviour or difficulties without becoming angry: She's very patient with young children. + You'll just have to be patient and wait till I'm finished.
patiently adverb: to listen / sit / wait patiently + She sat patiently waiting for her turn.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 resigned, submissive, stoical, long-suffering, compliant, acquiescent, passive, self-possessed, philosophical, serene, unaggressive:
The staff who handle complaints must be extremely patient.
2 diligent, dogged, tenacious, persistent, assiduous, sedulous, steadfast, staunch, perseverant, unwavering, unswerving, constant, unfaltering, unfailing, untiring, tireless, indefatigable, pertinacious, determined, resolved, resolute, firm, unyielding:
Be patient, and don't do anything rash.
3 forbearing, tolerant, forgiving, lenient, accommodating:
We have been patient long enough and must now put a stop to the vandalism.
4 invalid, sufferer, case, valetudinarian:
Doctors were called in to treat patients who developed the symptoms.

Collocation dictionary


Aids, cancer, diabetic, heart, etc. | mental, mentally-ill, psychiatric | seriously-ill, terminally-ill | hospital | long-stay | private
He only takes private patients.
| elderly, older | adult, child


examine, see, treat
A GP sees an average of 35 patients every day.
| admit
The patient was admitted to hospital yesterday.
| discharge
patients waiting to be discharged from hospital
| transfer


develop sth, have sth, suffer from sth
The patient has a severe mental condition.
| respond (to sth)
These patients are responding well to the new drug.
| improve




~ with
patients with liver disease


be, sound | remain


extremely, incredibly, very | endlessly


She's been extremely patient about it all.
| with
He was endlessly patient with the children.

Concise English dictionary

+a person who requires medical care
+the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
+enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance
+enduring without protest or complaint