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Suffer meaning

suffer - 9 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. To endure or undergo without sinking; to support; to sustain; to bear up under.
  3. 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.
  4. 4. To allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder; to tolerate.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To undergo punishment; specifically, to undergo the penalty of death.
  7. 7. To be injured; to sustain loss or damage.
  8. 8. To undergo pain; sustain loss.
  9. 9. To undergo; endure; permit.

suffer - examples of usage

  1. Suffer me to be alone." - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. I like not to see them suffer. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. If anything had happened to him then, there would have been no one to suffer. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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