Dictionary definition for: Tolerate
1. (v) 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"
4. (v) 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"
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