• (v. t.) 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. Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/tolerate/
[Verb] To allow or let something happen; to put up with something without complaining. Example: The teacher said that he would not tolerate bad behaviour in class.
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Tol'er·ate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tolerated ; present participle & verbal noun Tolerating .] [ Latin toleratus , past participle of tolerare , from the same root as tollere to lift up, tul... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/T/65