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American English: /ˈtɑləˌreɪt/
British English: /ˈtɒləreɪt/

Translation of tolerate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (be tolerant of)
    I won't tolerate such impertinence!
    ¡no voy a tolerar semejante impertinencia!
    Example sentences
    • Nor can Bulgaria afford to have its image besmeared again by being seen to be tolerating such practices.
    • No nation can prosper where corrupt practices are tolerated or in some aspects even encouraged.
    • This shocking and disgraceful practice should not be tolerated in any society.
  • 2 (stand, endure)
    Example sentences
    • Her mother barely tolerated her ex-husband, and he was way down on her list of favorite conversation topics.
    • Robinson had been brought up by a mother who tolerated men, while believing herself superior.
    • Thank you to my colleagues who have supported and tolerated me.
  • 3 (Medicine)
    Example sentences
    • In addition, this medication is well tolerated, with few adverse effects.
    • Antiviral therapy is not highly effective in transplant patients and poses additional problems for these individuals, who may have difficulty tolerating the potent drugs it involves.
    • Patients tolerating the drugs initially are much less likely to develop side effects afterward.
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