tolerates|tolerated|tolerating'tɑləreɪt /'tɒl- verb +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
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.
Random quote: There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept responsibility for changing them.: Denis Waitley