Definitions of suffer

  1. To feel or undergo pain of body or mind; to undergo punishment; to sustain loss or damage.
  2. To have a painful experience; feel pain.
  3. To undergo; experience.
  4. To sustain loss or injury.
  5. To tolerate; allow.
  6. To endure.
  7. To feel with pain; undergo; bear; endure; experlence; tolerate; as, they would no longer suffer his evil deeds.
  8. To undergo: to endure: to be affected by: to permit.
  9. To undergo; endure; permit.
  10. To feel pain or punishment; be in distress; endure loss or injury.
  11. To feel pain or punishment: to sustain loss: to be injured.
  12. To undergo pain; sustain loss.
  13. undergo or suffer; " meet a violent death"; " suffer a terrible fate"
  14. be given to; " She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"
  15. feel pain or be in pain
  16. feel unwell or uncomfortable; " She is suffering from the hot weather"
  17. get worse; " His grades suffered"
  18. endure ( emotional pain); " Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"
  19. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian ( see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest.
  20. 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.
  21. To endure or undergo without sinking; to support; to sustain; to bear up under.
  22. 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.
  23. To allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder; to tolerate.
  24. 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.
  25. To undergo punishment; specifically, to undergo the penalty of death.
  26. To be injured; to sustain loss or damage.
  27. To feel or bear what is painful, disagreeable or distressing, either to the body or mind; to endure; to allow; to undergo; to be affected by.
  28. To endure, support, or sustain; to feel or bear with a sense of pain or distress; to permit; to tolerate; to bear patiently; to feel or undergo pain; to sustain hurt or loss; to pass through; to be affected by.
  29. Sufferable.