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(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 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 practices.
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.
(Tol`er*a"tion) n. [L. toleratio: cf. OF. toleration.]
1. The act of tolerating; the allowance of that which is not wholly approved.
2. Specifically, the allowance of religious opinions and modes of worship in a state when contrary to, or
different from, those of the established church or belief.
3. Hence, freedom from bigotry and severity in judgment of the opinions or belief of others, especially in
respect to religious matters.
(Toll) v. t. [L. tollere. See Tolerate.] (O. Eng. Law) To take away; to vacate; to annul.
(Toll), v. t. [See Tole.]
1. To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole.
2. [Probably the same word as toll to draw, and at first meaning, to ring in order to draw people to church.]
To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell.
"The sexton tolled the bell." Hood.
3. To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend. Shak.
Slow tolls the village clock the drowsy hour.Beattie.
4. To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.
When hollow murmurs of their evening bellsDryden.
Dismiss the sleepy swains, and toll them to their cells.
(Toll), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tolled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tolling.] To sound or ring, as a bell, with strokes
uniformly repeated at intervals, as at funerals, or in calling assemblies, or to announce the death of a
The country cocks do crow, the clocks do toll.Shak.
Now sink in sorrows with a tolling bell.Pope.
(Toll), n. The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.
(Toll) n. [OE. tol, AS. toll; akin to OS. & D. tol, G. zoll, OHG. zol, Icel. tollr, Sw. tull, Dan. told,
and also to E. tale; originally, that which is counted out in payment. See Tale number.]
1. A tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a
highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like.