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suffer

suffer - Dictionary definition and meaning for word suffer

Definition
(verb) undergo or be subjected to
Synonyms : endure
Example Sentence
  • He suffered the penalty
  • Many saints suffered martyrdom

Definition
(verb) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
Synonyms : get , have , sustain
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) experience (emotional) pain
Example Sentence
  • Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers

Definition
(verb) put up with something or somebody unpleasant
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) get worse
Example Sentence
  • His grades suffered

Definition
(verb) feel pain or be in pain
Synonyms : hurt

Definition
(verb) feel physical pain
Synonyms : ache , hurt
Example Sentence
  • Were you hurting after the accident?

Definition
(verb) feel unwell or uncomfortable
Example Sentence
  • She is suffering from the hot weather

Definition
(verb) be given to
Example Sentence
  • She suffers from a tendency to talk too much

Definition
(verb) undergo or suffer
Synonyms : meet
Example Sentence
  • meet a violent death
  • suffer a terrible fate

Definition
(verb) be set at a disadvantage
Synonyms : lose
Example Sentence
  • This author really suffers in translation

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