Associations to the word «Suffer»


SUFFER, verb. (intransitive) To undergo hardship.
SUFFER, verb. (intransitive) To feel pain.
SUFFER, verb. (intransitive) (construed with from) To have a disease or condition.
SUFFER, verb. (intransitive) To become worse.
SUFFER, verb. (transitive) To endure, undergo.
SUFFER, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To allow.
SUFFER BY COMPARISON, verb. To appear lesser in quality once compared to another.
SUFFER FOOLS GLADLY, verb. (idiomatic) To be tolerant of stupidity or incompetence in other people.

Dictionary definition

SUFFER, verb. Undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom".
SUFFER, verb. Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "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".
SUFFER, verb. Experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers".
SUFFER, verb. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "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".
SUFFER, verb. Get worse; "His grades suffered".
SUFFER, verb. Feel pain or be in pain.
SUFFER, verb. Feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?".
SUFFER, verb. Feel unwell or uncomfortable; "She is suffering from the hot weather".
SUFFER, verb. Be given to; "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much".
SUFFER, verb. Undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate".
SUFFER, verb. Be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin