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suffer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of suffer

  1. 1 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it <willingly suffered hardships so that their children would have a better life> Synonyms endure, feel, have, know, pass, see, experience, sustain, taste, undergo, witnessRelated Words encounter, meet; accept, receive; assimilate, digest

  2. 2 to feel deep sadness or mental pain <the husband suffered deeply at the mere suggestion that he had been unfaithful> Synonyms agonize, anguish, bleed, hurt, mourn, sorrow, grieveRelated Words ache, long (for), pine (away), sigh, smart; rack, torment, torture; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lament, rue; bawl, blubber, cry, groan, howl, keen, moan, sob, take on, wail, weep, yammer, yowl; languish; regretNear Antonyms beam, cheer, crow, delight, exult, glory, joy, laugh, ravish, rejoice, triumph; assure, cheer, comfort, commiserate, console, reassure, solace, soothe, sympathize

  3. 3 to give permission for or to approve of <contends that the death penalty is something that no civilized society should suffer> Synonyms green-light, have, permit, allowRelated Words authorize, commission, license (also licence); accede (to), acquiesce, agree (to), assent (to), consent (to), OK (or okay), warrant; accord, concede, grant, sanction, vouchsafe; admit, brook, condone, countenance, endure, support, tolerateNear Antonyms hinder, impede, obstruct; censure, disallow, disapprove, deny, interdict, refuse, reject, revoke, suppress, withhold; deplore, discountenance, disfavor, dislike, frown (at or on), grudge; check, curb, keep, repress, restrainAntonyms ban, enjoin, forbid, prohibit, proscribe, veto

  4. 4 to fail to prevent (some behavior on someone's part) especially from neglect or indifference <I will not suffer you to insult me so!> Synonyms let, permit, allow, tolerateRelated Words brush (aside or off), condone, disregard, ignore, overlook, shrug off, wink (at); excuse, forgive, pardon; brook, cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulgeNear Antonyms forbid, prohibit; curb, deter, discourage, frustrate, hold back, impede, inhibit, interfere (with)Antonyms bar, block, constrain, prevent




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