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suffer


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Suffer  \Suf"fer\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  feel  or  undergo  pain  of  body  or  mind;  to  bear  what  is 
  inconvenient;  as  we  suffer  from  pain,  sickness,  or 
  sorrow;  we  suffer  with  anxiety. 
 
  O  well  for  him  whose  will  is  strong!  He  suffers,  but 
  he  will  not  suffer  long.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  undergo  punishment;  specifically,  to  undergo  the 
  penalty  of  death. 
 
  The  father  was  first  condemned  to  suffer  upon  a  day 
  appointed,  and  the  son  afterwards  the  day  following. 
  --Clarendon. 
 
  3.  To  be  injured;  to  sustain  loss  or  damage. 
 
  Public  business  suffers  by  private  infirmities. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Suffer  \Suf"fer\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Suffered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Suffering}.]  [OE.  suffren,  soffren  OF  sufrir  sofrir 
  F.  souffrir  (assumed)  LL  sofferire  for  L.  sufferre;  sub 
  under  +  ferre  to  bear,  akin  to  E.  bear.  See  {Bear}  to 
  support.] 
  1.  To  feel  or  endure,  with  pain,  annoyance,  etc.;  to  submit 
  to  with  distress  or  grief;  to  undergo;  as  to  suffer  pain 
  of  body,  or  grief  of  mind. 
 
  2.  To  endure  or  undergo  without  sinking;  to  support;  to 
  sustain;  to  bear  up  under 
 
  Our  spirit  and  strength  entire,  Strongly  to  suffer 
  and  support  our  pains.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  undergo;  to  be  affected  by  to  sustain;  to  experience; 
  as  most  substances  suffer  a  change  when  long  exposed  to 
  air  and  moisture;  to  suffer  loss  or  damage. 
 
  If  your  more  ponderous  and  settled  project  May 
  suffer  alteration.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  allow  to  permit;  not  to  forbid  or  hinder;  to  tolerate. 
 
  Thou  shalt  in  any  wise  rebuke  thy  neighbour,  and  not 
  suffer  sin  upon  him  --Lev.  xix. 
  17. 
 
  I  suffer  them  to  enter  and  possess.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  permit;  bear;  endure;  support;  sustain;  allow  admit 
  tolerate.  See  {Permit}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  suffer 
  v  1:  be  subjected  to  "He  suffered  the  penalty"  [syn:  {endure}] 
  [ant:  {enjoy}] 
  2:  of  injuries  and  illnesses:  "She  suffered  a  fracture  in  the 
  accident";  "He  had  an  insulin  shock  after  eating  three 
  candy  bars";  "She  got  a  bruise  on  her  leg";  "He  got  his 
  arm  broken  in  the  scuffle"  [syn:  {sustain},  {have},  {get}] 
  3:  endure  emotional  pain 
  4:  put  up  with  something  or  somebody  unpleasant;  "I  cannot  bear 
  his  constant  criticism";  "The  new  secretary  had  to  endure 
  a  lot  of  unprofessional  remarks"  [syn:  {endure},  {stomach}, 
  {bear},  {stand},  {tolerate},  {brook},  {abide},  {put  up}] 
  5:  get  worse;  "His  grades  suffered" 
  6:  feel  pain  or  be  in  pain  [syn:  {hurt}]  [ant:  {be  well}] 
  7:  feel  pain  [syn:  {hurt},  {ache}] 
  8:  feel  unwell  or  under  the  weather,  look  green  about  the  gills 
  9:  undergo  or  suffer;  "meet  a  violent  death";  "suffer  a 
  terrible  fate"  [syn:  {meet}] 
  10:  be  very  uncomfortable;  "We  really  suffered  during  the  long 
  speeches" 




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