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.
- To allow without prohibiting or opposing; permit.
- To recognize and respect (the rights, beliefs, or practices of others).
- To put up with; endure. See Synonyms at bear1.
- Medicine To have tolerance for (a substance or pathogen).