Suffer

Definition of Suffer

Suf´fer
v. t.1.To feel, or endure, with pain, annoyance, etc.; to submit to with distress or grief; to undergo; as, to suffer pain of body, or grief of mind.
[imp. & p. p. Suffered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Suffering.]
2.To endure or undergo without sinking; to support; to sustain; to bear up under.
Our spirit and strength entire,
Strongly to suffer and support our pains.
- Milton.
3.To undergo; to be affected by; to sustain; to experience; as, most substances suffer a change when long exposed to air and moisture; to suffer loss or damage.
If your more ponderous and settled project
May suffer alteration.
- Shak.
4.To allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder; to tolerate.
Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
- Lev. xix. 17.
I suffer them to enter and possess.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To feel or undergo pain of body or mind; to bear what is inconvenient; as, we suffer from pain, sickness, or sorrow; we suffer with anxiety.
O well for him whose will is strong!
He suffers, but he will not suffer long.
- Tennyson.
2.To undergo punishment; specifically, to undergo the penalty of death.
The father was first condemned to suffer upon a day appointed, and the son afterwards the day following.
- Clarendon.
3.To be injured; to sustain loss or damage.

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