- Present participle of tolerate.
Variant of tolerate
transitive verbtolerated, tolerating
- to not interfere with; allow; permit: to tolerate heresy
- to recognize and respect (others' beliefs, practices, etc.) without sharing them
- to bear, or put up with (someone or something not especially liked)
- Med. to have tolerance for (a specific drug, etc.)
Origin of tolerate; from Classical Latin toleratus, past participle of tolerare, to bear, sustain, tolerate ; from Indo-European base an unverified form tel-, to lift up, bear from source thole, talent, Classical Latin tollere, to lift up