The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tolerate \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 children. --Locke.
We tolerate them because property and liberty, to a
degree, require that toleration. --Burke.
Syn: See Permit.