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suffer

verb

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1 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it
  • willingly suffered hardships so that their children would have a better life
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go through

2 to feel deep sadness or mental pain
  • It made him suffer to see his elderly parents' struggle with age.
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eat one's heart out, tear one's hair

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3 to give permission for or to approve of
  • Cell phone use is something our school does not suffer.
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stand for

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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!
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put up with

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bear, suffer, endure, abide, tolerate, stand mean to put up with something trying or painful. bear usually implies the power to sustain without flinching or breaking.
    • forced to bear a tragic loss
suffer often suggests acceptance or passivity rather than courage or patience in bearing.
    • suffering many insults
endure implies continuing firm or resolute through trials and difficulties.
    • endured years of rejection
abide suggests acceptance without resistance or protest.
    • cannot abide their rudeness
tolerate suggests overcoming or successfully controlling an impulse to resist, avoid, or resent something injurious or distasteful.
    • refused to tolerate such treatment
stand emphasizes even more strongly the ability to bear without discomposure or flinching.
    • unable to stand teasing


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