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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feeling or affected by lethargy

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