US /ˈtɑ:ləreɪt/

UK /ˈtɒləreɪt/

  • verb
  • To be able to adjust to changes of various kinds
  • To be able to survive under specific conditions
  • To let people do, say or believe what they wish
  • To be able to drink (e.g. alcohol) without effects


Union activity was officially tolerated but strongly discouraged.

tolerate some acidity. Sh

She actually seemed pleased to see him: most of her visitors she merely tolerated.