Definitions for suffer
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word suffer.
undergo or be subjected to
"He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
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"
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"
"His grades suffered"
feel pain or be in pain
hurt, ache, sufferverb
feel physical pain
"Were you hurting after the accident?"
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"
be set at a disadvantage
"This author really suffers in translation"
To undergo hardship.
To feel pain.
At least he didn't suffer when he died in the car crash.
To have a disease or condition.
He's suffering from the flu this week.
To become worse.
If you keep partying like this, your school-work will suffer.
To endure, undergo.
Etymology: From suffren, from suffrir, from suffero, from sub- + fero, from bʰer-.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: suffero, Latin; souffrir, French.
A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment. Prov. xix.
A woman suffered many things of physicians, and spent all she had. Mark v. 26.
On penalty of death, and suffering death. John Milton.
Our spirit and strength entire
Strongly to suffer and support our pains. John Milton.
He wond’red that your Lordship
Would suffer him to spend his youth at home. William Shakespeare.
Oft have I seen a hot o’erweening cur,
Run back and bite, because he was withheld:
Who being suffered, with the bear’s fell paw,
Hath clapt his tail betwixt his legs and cry’d. William Shakespeare.
My duty cannot suffer
T’ obey in all your daughter’s hard commands. William Shakespeare.
Rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. Lev.
I suffer them to enter and possess. John Milton.
He that will suffer himself to be informed by observation, will find few signs of a soul accustomed to much thinking in a new born child. John Locke.
The air now must suffer change. John Milton.
My breast I arm to overcome by suffering. John Milton.
Prudence and good breeding are in all stations necessary; and most young men suffer in the want of them. John Locke.
The father was first condemned to suffer upon a day appointed, and the son afterwards the day following. Edward Hyde.
Was forc’d to suffer for himself and us!
Heir to his father’s sorrows with his crown. Dryden.
Publick business suffers by private infirmities, and kingdoms fall into weaknesses by the diseases or decays of those that manage them. William Temple.
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
to endure or undergo without sinking; to support; to sustain; to bear up under
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
to allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder; to tolerate
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
to undergo punishment; specifically, to undergo the penalty of death
to be injured; to sustain loss or damage
Suffer is the third album by American punk rock band Bad Religion, released on the Californian independent record label Epitaph Records on September 8, 1988. It was the first album that was both released and distributed by the label. Following the release of the EP Back to the Known, Bad Religion went on a temporary hiatus, then reunited with its original members and went to work on its first full-length studio album in five years. Although Suffer was not charted in Billboard, it has been cited by some critics as one of the most important punk rock albums of all time. After its release, Suffer quickly became Epitaph Records' best seller and was the label's best-selling album for a number of years, until the release of The Offspring's 1994 highly acclaimed album Smash. A plethora of third-wave punk bands cite this album as a major inspiration; NOFX's Fat Mike has called it "the record that changed everything."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
suf′ėr, v.t. to undergo: to endure: to be affected by: to permit.—v.i. to feel pain or punishment: to sustain loss: to be injured.—adj. Suff′erable, that may be suffered: allowable.—n. Suff′erableness.—adv. Suff′erably.—ns. Suff′erance, state of suffering: endurance: permission: toleration; Suff′erer; Suff′ering, distress, loss, or injury. [L. sufferre—sub, under, ferre, to bear.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'suffer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2968
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Rank popularity for the word 'suffer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2712
Rank popularity for the word 'suffer' in Verbs Frequency: #182
The numerical value of suffer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of suffer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
There's so much more that could have and should have been done for these players who suffer serious and permanent cognitive and behavioural mental handicaps, how about the guys that are out there that occasionally forget the name of their friend, or their grocery list and have days that are very dark and depressing because they are still living an independent life? They get nothing.
We are watching our kids suffer tremendous academic regressions as well as social, emotional and behavioral problems.
Getting to hospital quickly is particularly important for patients who suffer certain types of stroke, because they can benefit from clot busting drugs, but only if these are given within hospital within 4.5 hours of symptoms starting, we knew from earlier research that people who have a stroke can take a long time to get to hospital and wanted to understand why that was.
Though Omicron is spreading faster than any COVID-19 variant yet, a relatively relieving (piece of) news is that most people infected with Omicron are showing mild symptoms, as least so far, that said, oil prices did suffer for the Omicron concerns, but the downside pressure may ease if the variant is proved to be more mild.
I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right.
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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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