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Ray Bradbury is, for many reasons, the most influential writer in my life. Throughout our long friendship, Ray supplied not only his terrific stories but a grand model of what a writer could be, should be, and yet rarely is: brilliant and charming and accessible, willing to tolerate and to teach, happy to inspire but also to be inspired.
Greg Bear

Meaning of "tolerate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TOLERATE

From Latin tolerāre sustain; related to thole².
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TOLERATE

tolerate  [ˈtɒləˌreɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOLERATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tolerate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb tolerate in English.

WHAT DOES TOLERATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tolerate

Toleration

Toleration is "the practice of deliberately allowing or permitting a thing of which one disapproves. One can meaningfully speak of tolerating—i.e., of allowing or permitting—only if one is in a position to disallow." It has also been defined as "to bear or endure" or "to nourish, sustain or preserve." Toleration may signify "no more than forbearance and the permission given by the adherents of a dominant religion for other religions to exist, even though the latter are looked on with disapproval as inferior, mistaken, or harmful." There is only one verb 'to tolerate' and one adjective 'tolerant,' but the two nouns 'tolerance' and 'toleration' have evolved slightly different meanings. Tolerance is an attitude of mind that implies non-judgmental acceptance of different lifestyles or beliefs, whereas toleration implies putting up with something that one disapproves of. Historically, most incidents and writings pertaining to toleration involve the status of minority and dissenting viewpoints in relation to a dominant state religion.

Definition of tolerate in the English dictionary

The first definition of tolerate in the dictionary is to treat with indulgence, liberality, or forbearance. Other definition of tolerate is to permit. Tolerate is also to be able to bear; put up with.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TOLERATE

PRESENT

Present
I tolerate
you tolerate
he/she/it tolerates
we tolerate
you tolerate
they tolerate
Present continuous
I am tolerating
you are tolerating
he/she/it is tolerating
we are tolerating
you are tolerating
they are tolerating
Present perfect
I have tolerated
you have tolerated
he/she/it has tolerated
we have tolerated
you have tolerated
they have tolerated
Present perfect continuous
I have been tolerating
you have been tolerating
he/she/it has been tolerating
we have been tolerating
you have been tolerating
they have been tolerating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I tolerated
you tolerated
he/she/it tolerated
we tolerated
you tolerated
they tolerated
Past continuous
I was tolerating
you were tolerating
he/she/it was tolerating
we were tolerating
you were tolerating
they were tolerating
Past perfect
I had tolerated
you had tolerated
he/she/it had tolerated
we had tolerated
you had tolerated
they had tolerated
Past perfect continuous
I had been tolerating
you had been tolerating
he/she/it had been tolerating
we had been tolerating
you had been tolerating
they had been tolerating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will tolerate
you will tolerate
he/she/it will tolerate
we will tolerate
you will tolerate
they will tolerate
Future continuous
I will be tolerating
you will be tolerating
he/she/it will be tolerating
we will be tolerating
you will be tolerating
they will be tolerating
Future perfect
I will have tolerated
you will have tolerated
he/she/it will have tolerated
we will have tolerated
you will have tolerated
they will have tolerated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been tolerating
you will have been tolerating
he/she/it will have been tolerating
we will have been tolerating
you will have been tolerating
they will have been tolerating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would tolerate
you would tolerate
he/she/it would tolerate
we would tolerate
you would tolerate
they would tolerate
Conditional continuous
I would be tolerating
you would be tolerating
he/she/it would be tolerating
we would be tolerating
you would be tolerating
they would be tolerating
Conditional perfect
I would have tolerate
you would have tolerate
he/she/it would have tolerate
we would have tolerate
you would have tolerate
they would have tolerate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been tolerating
you would have been tolerating
he/she/it would have been tolerating
we would have been tolerating
you would have been tolerating
they would have been tolerating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you tolerate
we let´s tolerate
you tolerate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to tolerate
Past participle
tolerated
Present Participle
tolerating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TOLERATE


accelerate
ækˈsɛləˌreɪt
collaborate
kəˈlæbəˌreɪt
commemorate
kəˈmɛməˌreɪt
cooperate
kəʊˈɒpəˌreɪt
decelerate
diːˈsɛləˌreɪt
decolorate
diːˈkʌləˌreɪt
decorate
ˈdɛkəˌreɪt
degenerate
dɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt
deteriorate
dɪˈtɪərɪəˌreɪt
exhilarate
ɪɡˈzɪləˌreɪt
generate
ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt
incorporate
ɪnˈkɔːpəˌreɪt
liberate
ˈlɪbəˌreɪt
operate
ˈɒpəˌreɪt
proliferate
prəˈlɪfəˌreɪt
reaccelerate
ˌriːəkˈseləˌreɪt
refrigerate
rɪˈfrɪdʒəˌreɪt
regenerate
rɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt
scelerate
ˈseləˌreɪt
separate
ˈsɛpəˌreɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOLERATE

tolbutamide
told
tole
Toledo
tolerability
tolerable
tolerableness
tolerably
tolerance
tolerance zone
tolerant
tolerantly
toleration
tolerationism
tolerationist
tolerative
tolerator
Toletum
toleware
tolidine

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOLERATE

accurate
computer literate
confederate
conglomerate
considerate
deliberate
derate
desiderate
desperate
enterate
enumerate
eviscerate
exaggerate
illiterate
incarcerate
iterate
literate
moderate
recuperate
reiterate
temperate

Synonyms and antonyms of tolerate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TOLERATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «tolerate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of tolerate

Translation of «tolerate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOLERATE

Find out the translation of tolerate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tolerate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tolerate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

容忍
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tolerar
570 millions of speakers

English

tolerate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बर्दाश्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تتسامح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

терпеть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tolerar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সহ্য করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

supporter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bertolak ansur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

tolerieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

我慢する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

참고 받아들이다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tolerate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khoan dung
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொறுத்துக்கொள்ள
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सहन करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

katlanmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tollerare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tolerować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

терпіти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tolera
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανέχονται
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

duld
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tolerera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tolerere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tolerate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TOLERATE»

The term «tolerate» is very widely used and occupies the 17.711 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TOLERATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tolerate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tolerate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tolerate

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10 QUOTES WITH «TOLERATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tolerate.
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Marcel Achard
When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped.
2
James Agate
New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
3
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Let us recognize that we can no longer tolerate violent oppression of women in the name of religion and culture any more than we would tolerate violent oppression espoused by any other bully in the name of a twisted rationale.
4
Christine Baranski
I often close my eyes because I can't tolerate violence.
5
Greg Bear
Ray Bradbury is, for many reasons, the most influential writer in my life. Throughout our long friendship, Ray supplied not only his terrific stories but a grand model of what a writer could be, should be, and yet rarely is: brilliant and charming and accessible, willing to tolerate and to teach, happy to inspire but also to be inspired.
6
Bruce Braley
The Populist Caucus aims to bring people together around middle class issues, so we can tolerate a little difference of opinion.
7
Martin Van Buren
There is a power in public opinion in this country - and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers - which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens.
8
Paddy Considine
It's such a stressful environment, I find, being an actor, being put in the chair and 'Touch this, that, and the other,' it's too much for me. I find it hard to tolerate that sort of stuff. If you're not enjoying it, don't do it. You're wasting everyone's time.
9
Dominic Cooper
There are probably only a certain number of people who can understand or tolerate how long a job will take and what demands it puts on you. And why should they? It breeds a strange kind of selfishness immersing yourself in a character for so long.
10
Rafael Correa
We won't tolerate abuses and crimes made every day in the name of freedom of speech. That is freedom of extortion and blackmail.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOLERATE»

Discover the use of tolerate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tolerate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Why Tolerate Religion?
This provocative book addresses one of the most enduring puzzles in political philosophy and constitutional theory—why is religion singled out for preferential treatment in both law and public discourse?
Brian Leiter, 2014
2
Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate
Navigator author Jerry Bridges addresses the “acceptable” sins that we tend to tolerate in ourselves, including pride and anger.
Jerry Bridges, 2014
3
Hold Your Nose and Vote: Why Do Some Democracies Tolerate ...
This paper analyses why corruption can persist for long periods in a democracy and inquires whether this can result from a well-informed rational choice of the citizens.
Marco Pani, 2009
4
Can the World Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons? : The ...
In this edition of the Munk Debates — Canada’s premier international debate series — former Israel Defense Forces head of military intelligence Amos Yadlin, Pulitzer Prize–winning political commentator Charles Krauthammer, CNN host ...
Amos Yadlin, Charles Krauthammer, Fareed Zakaria, 2013
5
Transcendent Vocation: Why Gay Clergy Tolerate Hypocrisy
Enduring stigmatisation now illegal in secular society, gay clergy explain their motivation for remaining within the hypocritical Church of England.
Sarah Maxwell, 2013
6
Cognitive and Experience Predictors of the Ability to ...
The purpose of this study, through use of measures of experiential avoidance levels, self-efficacy levels, personality traits, purpose of participation, and training/experience variables, was to explore the relationship of these variables ...
Jennifer Housley, 2007
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Tolerance Between Intolerance and the Intolerable
To respect this intuition, I would propose to distinguish between a narrow sense of tolerance - I tolerate that which appears displeasing or disagreeable to me, but I do not tolerate that which I judge to be morally wrong - and a broad sense in ...
Paul Ricoeur, 1996
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"If You Tolerate This-- ": The Spanish Civil War in the Age ...
Offering a unique perspective on one of European history’s most fraught events, this volume will be necessary reading for students and scholars of twentieth-century Spain and military history.
Martin Baumeister, Stefanie Schüller-Springorum, 2008
9
Will You Tolerate This?
A range of new novels based on the new BBC serialisation of Robin Hood, starting on television Autumn 2006. Includes an 8 page colour section.
Kirsty Neale, Penguin Books, Limited, 2006
10
Bees
Someone says that there are some people who simply can 't tolerate any honey at all. They immediately suffer from heartburn and indigestion. Is there any medication that might control this negative effect of honey? Dr. Steiner: People of the ...
Rudolf Steiner, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOLERATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tolerate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ukrainian President to Kiev's Rabbi: 'We Won't Tolerate any Kind of …
12 A unique encounter between various Ukrainian religious leaders occurred on Tuesday, 12 Menachem Av in Kiev. The president of Ukraine, Petro ... «Yeshiva World News, Jul 15»
2
We cannot tolerate misogynistic heckling
After a mysogynistic heckling episode in Toronto in May became an international incident, you might think humanity would have seen the end of such despicable ... «Hamilton Spectator, Jul 15»
3
Cricket teams speak out after brawl: 'We cannot tolerate this behaviour'
“However, it is something we cannot tolerate happening on the field of play. “It will leave an indelible imprint on the players who were playing for our sides on ... «Echo, Jul 15»
4
Jerome Christenson: Why do we tolerate hungry children here at …
But we choose to tolerate, choose to support and promote a system that is permitted to pay less than a living wage for full-time work and fails to provide a job for ... «The Courier Life News, Jul 15»
5
PTI not to tolerate criticism against armed forces: Qureshi
MULTAN – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf National Organizer Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that his party would not tolerate any criticism against the ... «Daily Times, Jun 15»
6
Council 'will not tolerate' travellers at Old Cwmbran site
TORFAEN council has said that it "will not tolerate" travellers at a site in Old Cwmbran. The travellers, who are based in a car park near Victoria Street, have ... «South Wales Argus, Jun 15»
7
7 Reasons You Should Never Tolerate Bad Friends As You Get …
I just know that from personal experience, probably until the age of about 26, I tolerated bad friends because I thought that putting up with poor behavior was an ... «Bustle, Jun 15»
8
'We will not tolerate violence'. Police issue warning ahead of EDL …
Police have warned potential troublemakers that they will not tolerate any violence, damage or acts of anti-social behaviour ahead of a planned EDL march ... «Halifax Evening Courier, May 15»
9
'I cannot tolerate the fact that the women around me are imperfect …
A man from Shanghai, who allegedly posed as a director with the bank HSBC and said he was a relative of state leaders in China, has appeared in court ... «South China Morning Post, May 15»
10
Sheikh Issa Qassem: People No Longer Tolerate Authoritarianism
Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassem announced that the policy which based on monopolizing the rule, the land and the fortune can never be tolerated by the people. «Al-Manar TV, May 15»

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