Share this entry

Share this page

tolerate

Synonyms of tolerate in English:

verb

  • 1 their leader would not tolerate serious dissent how was it that she could tolerate such noise?
    allow, permit, authorize, sanction, condone, indulge, agree to, accede to, approve of;
    accept, swallow, brook, countenance, admit of, recognize, acknowledge;
    ignore, turn a blind eye to, wink at;
    Scottish thole
    informal stick, hack, abide
    British informal wear, be doing with
    archaic suffer
    [Antonyms] ban
  • 2 his wife could not tolerate eggs
    consume, take, stomach, digest, eat, receive, be subjected to, withstand subjection to, be treated with
  • Definition of tolerate in:

    Share this entry

    Share this page

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

    Word of the day orthoepy
    Pronunciation: ôrˈTHōəpē
    noun
    the correct or accepted pronunciation of words