tol·er·ate /ˈtɑləˌret/ 及物動詞
Tol·er·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tolerated p. pr. & vb. n. Tolerating.] To suffer to be, or to be done, without prohibition or hindrance; to allow or permit negatively, by not preventing; not to restrain; to put up with; as, to tolerate doubtful practices.
Crying should not be tolerated in children. --Locke.
We tolerate them because property and liberty, to a degree, require that toleration. --Burke.
Syn: -- See Permit.
v 1: 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" [syn: digest, endure, stick out,
stomach, bear, stand, support, brook, abide,
suffer, put up]
2: recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others); "We
must tolerate the religions of others"
3: have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen;
"The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs
we gave him"
4: 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" [syn: allow, permit]