verb (suffered; suffering) Etymology: Middle English suffren, from Anglo-French suffrir, from Vulgar Latin *sufferire, from Latin sufferre, from sub- up + ferre to bear — more at sub-, bear Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to submit to or be forced to endure <
suffer martyrdom
b. to feel keenly ; labor under <
suffer thirst
2. undergo, experience 3. to put up with especially as inevitable or unavoidable 4. to allow especially by reason of indifference <
the eagle suffers little birds to sing — Shakespeare
intransitive verb 1. to endure death, pain, or distress 2. to sustain loss or damage 3. to be subject to disability or handicap Synonyms: see bearsufferable adjectivesufferableness nounsufferably adverbsufferer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • 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. [1913 Webster] O well for him whose will is strong! He suffers, but he will not suffer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suffer — Álbum de estudio de Bad Religion Publicación 1 de noviembre de 1988 Grabación abril de 1988, en Westbeach Recorders, Hollywood, California Género(s) Punk rock …   Wikipedia Español

  • suffer — [suf′ər] vt. [ME suffren < Anglo Fr suffrir < OFr sofrir < VL * sufferire, for L sufferre, to undergo, endure < sub ,SUB + ferre, to BEAR1] 1. to undergo (something painful or unpleasant, as injury, grief, a loss, etc.); be afflicted… …   English World dictionary

  • Suffer — est le 3e album de Bad Religion, sorti en 1988 chez Epitaph. Liste des morceaux « You Are (The Government) » « 1000 More Fools » « How Much Is Enough? » « When? » « Give You Nothing » « Land… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • suffer — [v1] be in pain ache, agonize, ail, be affected, be at disadvantage, be convulsed, be handicapped, be impaired, be racked, be wounded, brave, complain of, deteriorate, droop, endure, experience, fall off, feel wretched, flag, get, go through,… …   New thesaurus

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  • suffer — early 13c., to be made to undergo, endure (pain, death, punishment, judgment, grief), from Anglo Fr. suffrir, from O.Fr. sufrir, from V.L. *sufferire, variant of L. sufferre to bear, undergo, endure, carry or put under, from sub up, under (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • suffer — 1 *bear, endure, abide, tolerate, stand, brook Analogous words: accept, *receive, admit: *yield, submit, bow 2 *experience, undergo, sustain Analogous words: submit, succumb, defer, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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