English Synonyms and Antonyms
We allow that which we do not attempt to hinder; we permit that to which we give some express authorization. When this is given verbally it is called permission; when in writing it is commonly called a permit. There are establishments that any one will be allowed to visit without challenge or hindrance; there are others that no one is allowed to visit without a permit from the manager; there are others to which visitors are admitted at specified times, without a formal permit. We allow a child's innocent intrusion; we concede a right; grant a request; consent to a sale of property; permit an inspection of accounts; sanction a marriage; tolerate the rudeness of a well-meaning servant; submit to a surgical operation; yield to a demand or necessity against our wish or will, or yield something under compulsion; as, the sheriff yielded the keys at the muzzle of a revolver, and allowed the mob to enter. Suffer, in the sense of mild concession, is now becoming rare, its place being taken by allow, permit, or tolerate. Compare PERMISSION.
See also synonyms for PROHIBIT.
To allow of (in best recent usage, simply to allow) such an action; allow one in such a course; allow for spending-money.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
undergo or be subjected to
"He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
weather, digest, abide, tolerate, lose, ache, get, support, hurt, hold out, run, hold up, endure, put up, stick out, meet, survive, live on, last, live, brave, go, stomach, brave out, die hard, have, brook, persist, stand, wear, sustain, prevail, bear
suffer, sustain, have, getverb
undergo (as 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"
bring forth, take, dumbfound, ache, make, endure, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, maintain, hold, become, sustain, confirm, receive, keep, scram, consume, go, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, put up, fix, pay back, digest, get under one's skin, stick, puzzle, set about, affirm, get down, incur, deliver, hurt, contract, abide, grow, prolong, beat, stomach, start, tolerate, birth, arrest, accept, meet, brook, give, bring, bewilder, mother, own, buzz off, catch, set out, let, feature, obtain, beget, substantiate, flummox, get, generate, stand, have got, find, amaze, take in, vex, start out, convey, capture, give birth, aim, induce, throw, perplex, lose, stupefy, gravel, begin, stick out, fetch, nourish, father, bear, nurture, hold up, arrive, corroborate, produce, acquire, come, keep up, pay off, pose, possess, support, bugger off, cause, ingest, nonplus, commence, baffle
experience (emotional) pain
"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"
digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put upverb
put up with something or somebody unpleasant
"I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
bide, project, ache, hold out, run, endure, affirm, underpin, carry, stand up, assume, have, hold, last, sustain, confirm, fend, stay, weather, take over, go, jut, endorse, jut out, turn out, digest, deport, prevail, comport, set up, behave, die hard, pay, jump out, remain firm, offer, tolerate, deliver, indorse, hurt, abide, condense, raise, fend for, back up, stomach, birth, patronage, stand out, live, contribute, stick out, meet, brook, expect, patronize, concentrate, protrude, acquit, substantiate, brave out, survive, domiciliate, get, put forward, stand, can, post, plunk for, persist, live on, have a bun in the oven, give birth, back, jump, allow, rear, lose, place upright, wear, house, contain, leap out, bear, patronise, subscribe, hold up, corroborate, provide, erect, defend, brave, put up, tin, keep going, accept, bear out, support, resist, plump for, nominate, yield, gestate, permit, conduct
"His grades suffered"
feel pain or be in pain
injure, get, have, put up, offend, stand, hurt, smart, abide, support, wound, stomach, digest, spite, brook, anguish, stick out, tolerate, sustain, pain, meet, endure, bruise, bear, ache, lose
hurt, ache, sufferverb
feel physical pain
"Were you hurting after the accident?"
injure, get, hurt, abide, endure, stand, lose, smart, tolerate, meet, support, stick out, wound, stomach, sustain, pine, spite, brook, bear, yen, bruise, yearn, pain, offend, languish, digest, have, anguish, ache, put up
feel unwell or uncomfortable
"She is suffering from the hot weather"
be given to
"She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"
undergo or suffer
"meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate"
conform to, digest, abide, tolerate, lose, ache, get, support, satisfy, touch, fulfill, adjoin, endure, fit, fulfil, meet, converge, see, receive, play, contact, put up, stick out, encounter, get together, stomach, cope with, fill, hurt, run into, run across, come across, have, take on, brook, match, stand, assemble, foregather, sustain, forgather, gather, bear
be set at a disadvantage
"This author really suffers in translation"
miss, get, have, put up, mislay, stand, hurt, abide, fall behind, support, misplace, stomach, digest, fall back, brook, stick out, tolerate, sustain, turn a loss, meet, recede, endure, drop off, bear, ache, lose
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be put to inconvenience
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How to use suffer in a sentence?
Human makes the rules, human breaks the rules. Just in the middle of time in that others suffer for good or bad.
We should learn from the loss of lives in Hiroshima ... If war continues, people will suffer.
Even if other developers avoid a similar fate, construction activity is likely to suffer as they are forced to pare back new projects.
Touring can be brutal. I think Ozzy should consider himself lucky to have the word ‘ retire ’ in his vocabulary. Most musicians don’t have that luxury because either they stop making enough money or they suffer years of abuse on their body.
[The embargo] doesn't hurt the Castro brothers, it just hurts the people of Cuba -- about 11 million of them -- who have had to suffer because of our own imposed economic sanctions.
Translations for suffer
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- عانى, تألمArabic
- patir, empitjorar, sofrirCatalan, Valencian
- erleiden, leidenGerman
- βασανίζομαι, πάσχω, επιτρέπω, υποφέρω, εγκαρτερώ, δεινοπαθώ, υπομένωGreek
- padecer, empeorar, sufrirSpanish
- hyväksyä, olla, kärsiä, potea, sietää, kitua, kestääFinnish
- supporter, souffrir, endurer, pâtirFrench
- soufriHaitian Creole
- subire, penare, patire, lasciare, soffrireItalian
- 我慢する, 掛かる, 苦しむ, 罹患する, 被るJapanese
- patior, aggravorLatin
- ngahi, kōharihariMāori
- lide, forverreNorwegian
- doświadczać, cierpiećPolish
- sofrer, piorarPortuguese
- patir, pitir, piteirRomansh
- страдать, мучаться, дозволятьRussian
- patire, sunfriri, sufrire, sufriri, sunfrire, patiriSardinian
- lida, låta, tillåtaSwedish
- elem çekecek, elem çekmek, çekmek, beter olmak, hastalikli, hasta olmakTurkish
- cảm thấy đau, đau khổVietnamese
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