verb (used with object), tol·er·at·ed, tol·er·at·ing.
Origin of tolerate
Examples from the Web for tolerate
“The US cannot tolerate the idea of any rival economic entity,” Stone writes.
Revisions went back and forth for weeks before Caro finally signed off on versions he could tolerate.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece|Scott Porch|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Should she leave her husband and endure loneliness or tolerate his dalliance and keep a companion for old age?
Why tolerate toxicity in a powerful sphere of modern life that has the potential to—and does—benefit so many?Zelda Williams Is the Latest to Leave Twitter Because of Ugly Attacks|Tauriq Moosa|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What you should want to create is a culture or community that immediately does not tolerate bigotry, harassment, and abuse.Female Journalist Gets Rape Threats Over Comic Book Criticism|Tauriq Moosa|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"No, sir; I would not tolerate such a man on board any more than I would a rattlesnake," I replied.Down South|Oliver Optic
Some of the clergy no doubt enjoyed the fun; others had to tolerate what was old and traditional.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
An ear accustomed to the fine tone of a good violin will not now tolerate a bad piano-forte.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
It was "against his duty towards God and the world to tolerate them."History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II.|James Anthony Froude
It is not a question of what is suitable to us, or what we can tolerate or agree with.Life and Times of David|Charles Henry Mackintosh
British Dictionary definitions for tolerate
Word Origin for tolerate
Word Origin and History for tolerate
1530s, from Latin toleratus, past participle of tolerare (see toleration). Related: Tolerated; tolerating.