Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
tolerate /'tɔləreit/
  • ngoại động từ
    • tha thứ, khoan thứ
    • chịu đựng (sự đau đớn, nóng, lạnh...)
    • (y học) chịu (thuốc)
Concise Dictionary
tolerates|tolerated|tolerating'tɑləreɪt /'tɒl-
+put up with something or somebody unpleasant
+recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)
+have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen
+allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 stand (for), allow, permit, bear, suffer, brook, countenance, abide, admit, indulge, concede, sanction, swallow, stomach, turn a blind eye to, Colloq put up with, Brit stick:
The teacher refused to tolerate any more misbehaviour.
2 bear, stand, submit to, endure, weather, take, accept, undergo:
Tests show that the product can tolerate considerable wear and tear.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
1 to allow sb to do sth that you do not agree with or like
Synonym: PUT UP WITH
[VN] Their relationship was tolerated but not encouraged. + This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated. + [V -ing] She refused to tolerate being called a liar. [also VN -ing]
2 [VN] to accept sb/sth that is annoying, unpleasant, etc. without complaining
Synonym: PUT UP WITH
There is a limit to what one person can tolerate. + I don't know how you tolerate that noise!
3 [VN] to be able to be affected by a drug, difficult conditions, etc. without being harmed: She tolerated the chemotherapy well. + Few plants will tolerate sudden changes in temperature.
Collocation Dictionary

1 allow sth you do not like


barely | merely
She actually seemed pleased to see him: most of her visitors she merely tolerated.
| grudgingly | officially
Union activity was officially tolerated but strongly discouraged.
| no longer
The government is not prepared to tolerate this situation any longer.


be unable to, (not) be prepared to, (not) be willing to, cannot/could not, find sth difficult to, will/would not
I will not tolerate thisbehaviour!

2 not be affected by difficult conditions


readily, well
This plant prefersalkaline soil, though it will readilytolerate some acidity. Shetolerated the chemotherapy well.


be unable to, cannot/could not, find/make sth difficult to, will/would not
people whose eye condition makes it difficult to tolerate bright light

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