suffer


suffer

verb

Definition of SUFFER

1
to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it <willingly suffered hardships so that their children would have a better life>
2
to feel deep sadness or mental pain <the husband suffered deeply at the mere suggestion that he had been unfaithful>
3
to give permission for or to approve of <contends that the death penalty is something that no civilized society should suffer>
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!>
Related Words brush (aside or off), condone, disregard, ignore, overlook, shrug off, wink (at); excuse, forgive, pardon; brook, cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulge

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