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Synonyms for suffer
ˈsʌf ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suffer, endure(verb)

    undergo or be subjected to

    "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    be well, enjoy

  2. suffer, sustain, have, get(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    be well, enjoy

  3. suffer(verb)

    experience (emotional) pain

    "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

    Synonyms:
    get, have, put up, stand, hurt, abide, support, stomach, digest, brook, stick out, tolerate, sustain, meet, endure, bear, ache, lose

    Antonyms:
    be well, enjoy

  4. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    be well, enjoy

  5. suffer(verb)

    get worse

    "His grades suffered"

    Synonyms:
    get, have, put up, stand, hurt, abide, support, stomach, digest, brook, stick out, tolerate, sustain, meet, endure, bear, ache, lose

    Antonyms:
    enjoy, be well

  6. suffer, hurt(verb)

    feel pain or be in pain

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    be well, enjoy

  7. hurt, ache, suffer(verb)

    feel physical pain

    "Were you hurting after the accident?"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    be well, enjoy

  8. suffer(verb)

    feel unwell or uncomfortable

    "She is suffering from the hot weather"

    Synonyms:
    get, have, put up, stand, hurt, abide, support, stomach, digest, brook, stick out, tolerate, sustain, meet, endure, bear, ache, lose

    Antonyms:
    enjoy, be well

  9. suffer(verb)

    be given to

    "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"

    Synonyms:
    get, have, put up, stand, hurt, abide, support, stomach, digest, brook, stick out, tolerate, sustain, meet, endure, bear, ache, lose

    Antonyms:
    be well, enjoy

  10. suffer, meet(verb)

    undergo or suffer

    "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    be well, enjoy

  11. suffer, lose(verb)

    be set at a disadvantage

    "This author really suffers in translation"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    be well, enjoy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suffer

    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.

    Synonyms:
    admit, allow, concede, consent to, grant, let, permit, sanction, tolerate, yield

    Antonyms:
    deny, disallow, disapprove, forbid, protest, refuse, reject, resist, withstand

    Preposition:
    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

  1. suffer

    Synonyms:
    bear, endure, sustain, undergo, let, permit, allow, admit, tolerate, experience, support

    Antonyms:
    resist, repel, expel, reject, disallow, repudiate, forbid, ignore

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suffer(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    undergo, feel, meet with, experience, go through

  2. suffer(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    endure, sustain, support, tolerate, bear, POCKET, bear up under, put up with

  3. suffer(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    permit, allow, indulge, admit, let, give permission to, give leave to

  4. suffer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    feel pain

  5. suffer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be put to inconvenience

  6. suffer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be punished, undergo punishment

  7. suffer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be injured, be impaired, sustain loss or damage

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "suffer":

    undergo, suffers, suffering, endure

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How to use suffer in a sentence?

  1. Alan B. Watts:

    If we live, we live if we die, we die if we suffer, we suffer if we are terrified, we are terrified. There is no problem about it.

  2. Mike Chinoy:

    This is a regime that let two million of its own people starve to death in the 1990s, they are not going to be bothered if the ordinary people of North Korea suffer because [new] sanctions hurt the economy.

  3. Philip Alston:

    We risk a' climate apartheid' scenario where the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger and conflict while the rest of the world is left to suffer.

  4. Pamela Anderson:

    This is torture, seaWorld is clinging desperately to the past. We all know captive orcas go insane and suffer terribly when separated from their families.

  5. Fadwa Hammoud:

    The Flint Water Crisis is not some relic of the past. At this very moment the people of Flint continue to suffer from the categorical failure of public officials at all levels of government.

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