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suffer

verb

1 suffer

Undergo or be subjected to:
— He suffered the penalty.
— Many saints suffered martyrdom.

synonym: endure.

Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang].    visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more

Roget 151: happen, occur; take place, take effect; come, become of; come off, comeabout, come round, come into existence, come forth, come to pass, come on; pass, ... show more

Dutch: krijgen, lijden



2 suffer

Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses):
— She suffered a fracture in the accident.

synonyms: get, have, sustain.

Roget 655: be ill etc. adj.; ail, suffer, labor under, be affected with, complain of, have; droop, flag, languish, halt; ... show more

Dutch: kwakkelen, sukkelen, tobben

3 suffer

Experience (emotional) pain.

Dutch: afzien, lijden

4 suffer

Put up with something or somebody unpleasant.

synonyms: abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, support ... show more.

Roget 826: be composed etc. adj.. laisser faire [Fr.], laisser aller [Fr.]; take things easily, take things as they come; take it easy, rub on, live and let live; take easily, take cooly, take in good part; aequam servare mentem [Lat.].    ... show more

Roget 760: permit; give permission etc. n., give power; let, allow, admit; suffer, bear with, tolerate, recognize; concede etc. ... show more

Roget 821: feel; receive an impression etc. n.; be impressed with etc. adj.; entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling etc. n.. respond; ... show more

Dutch: doormaken, doorstaan, dragen, dulden, gedogen, getroosten, harden, incasseren, kampen, velen ... show more

5 suffer

Get worse.

6 suffer

Feel pain or be in pain.

synonym: hurt.

7 suffer

Feel physical pain.

synonyms: ache, hurt.

Roget 828: feel pain, suffer pain, experience pain, undergo pain, bear pain, endure pain etc. n., smart, ache etc. (physical pain) 378; suffer, ... show more

Roget 378: feel pain, experience pain, suffer pain, undergo pain etc. n.; suffer, ache, smart, bleed; tingle, shoot; twinge, ... show more

8 suffer

Feel unwell or uncomfortable.

9 suffer

Be given to.

10 suffer

Undergo or suffer:
— Suffer a terrible fate.

synonym: meet.

Dutch: ondergaan

11 suffer

Be set at a disadvantage:
— This author really suffers in translation.

synonym: lose.


Moby thesaurus: abide, abide with, accept, ache, acquiesce, admit, agonize, ail, allow, anguish, be affected with, be doubly punished, be exposed to, be punished, be subjected to, bear, bear with, bide, blanch, bleed ... show more.

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