Tol"er*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Tolerated (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Tolerating.] [L. toleratus, p. p. of tolerare, fr. the
same root as tollere to lift up, tuli, used as perfect of
ferre to bear, latus (for tlatus), used as p. p. of
ferre to bear, and E. thole. See Thole, and cf.
Atlas, Collation, Delay, Elate, Extol,
Legislate, Oblate, Prelate, Relate,
Superlative, Talent, Toll to take away,
Translate.] 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
Crying should not be tolerated in
We tolerate them because property and liberty, to a
degree, require that toleration. Burke.
Syn. -- See Permit.