HyperDic: suffer

English > 11 senses of the word suffer:
VERBperceptionsuffer, endureundergo or be subjected to
bodysuffer, sustain, have, getundergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
emotionsufferexperience (emotional) pain
cognitionsuffer, digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, put upput up with something or somebody unpleasant
changesufferget worse
bodysuffer, hurtfeel pain or be in pain
perceptionsuffer, hurt, achefeel physical pain
bodysufferfeel unwell or uncomfortable
stativesufferbe given to
perceptionsuffer, meetundergo or suffer
changesuffer, losebe set at a disadvantage
suffer > pronunciation
Soundssah'fer
Rhymesaquifer ... zephyr / Zephyr: 60 rhymes with fer...
English > suffer: 11 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningUndergo or be subjected to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "He suffered the penalty"
  • "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
Synonymendure
NarrowerdieSuffer or face the pain of death
tolerateHave a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition
Broaderexperience, see, go throughgo or live through
OppositeenjoyHave for one's benefit
Spanishsoportar, sufrir
English > suffer: 11 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningUndergo (as of injuries and illnesses).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She suffered a fracture in the accident"
Synonymssustain, have, get
Narrowerbreak down, collapseCollapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapseSuffer a nervous breakdown
crampSuffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle
Broaderexperience, receive, have, getgo through (mental or physical states or experiences)
Similar tohaveSuffer from
Spanishpadecer, sufrir
Catalansofrir
Nounssufferera person suffering from an illness
English > suffer: 11 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningExperience (emotional) pain.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue suffer
Example"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"
Caused bypain, anguish, hurtCause emotional anguish / anguish or make miserable
Narroweragonize, agoniseSuffer agony or anguish
anguishSuffer great pains or distress / distress
grieve, sorrowFeel grief
loseSuffer the loss of a person through death or removal
Broaderfeel, experienceUndergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
Similar todigest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put upput up with something or somebody unpleasant
Spanishsufrir
Catalanpatir, sofrir
Nounssuffererone who suffers for the sake of principle
sufferingpsychological suffering
sufferingmisery resulting from affliction
English > suffer: 11 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningput up with something or somebody unpleasant.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot suffer Sue
Synonymsdigest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, put up
Narroweraccept, live with, swallowTolerate or accommodate oneself to
bear upendure cheerfully
paybear (a cost or penalty) , in recompense for some action
sit outendure to the end / end
stand for, hold still forTolerate or bear
take a jokelisten to a joke at one's own expense
take lying downSuffer without protest
Broaderpermit, allow, let, countenanceconsent to, give permission
Similar tosufferExperience (emotional) pain
Spanishaguantar, apechar, consentir, digerir, sobrellevar, soportar, sufrir, tolerar
Catalanaguantar, sofrir, suportar, tolerar
Nounssufferancea disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
English > suffer: 11 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningget worse.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"His grades suffered"
Broaderworsen, declineGrow worse
Similar tosuffer, loseBe set at a disadvantage
Spanishsufrir
Catalanempitjorar, patir
English > suffer: 11 senses > verb 6, body
MeaningFeel pain or be in pain.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue suffer
Synonymhurt
NarrowerailBe ill or unwell
gag, choke, strangle, suffocatestruggle / struggle for breath
haveSuffer from
starve, hunger, famishBe hungry
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Oppositebe wellBe healthy
Spanishdoler, lesionar, padecer, sufrir
Catalandoldre, fer mal, lesionar, sofrir
Nounssufferancepatient endurance especially of pain or distress
sufferera person suffering from an illness
sufferingfeelings of mental or physical pain
sufferinga state of acute pain
English > suffer: 11 senses > verb 7, perception
MeaningFeel physical pain.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue suffer
Synonymshurt, ache
Narrowercatch, getSuffer from the receipt of
killBe the source of great pain for
prick, sting, twingeCause a stinging pain
twingeFeel a sudden sharp, local pain
Broaderperceive, comprehendTo become aware of through the senses
Spanishdoler, lastimar, sufrir
Catalandoldre, doler, fer mal, patir
Nounssufferera person suffering from an illness
sufferingfeelings of mental or physical pain
sufferinga state of acute pain
English > suffer: 11 senses > verb 8, body
MeaningFeel unwell or uncomfortable.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"She is suffering from the hot weather"
NarrowerfreezeBe cold
swelterBe uncomfortably hot
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishpadecer, sufrir
Catalanpatir
English > suffer: 11 senses > verb 9, stative
Meaningbe given to.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"
Broadertend, be given, lean, incline, runHave a tendency or disposition to do or be something
Spanishser dado a, sufrir, tender a
English > suffer: 11 senses > verb 10, perception
MeaningUndergo or suffer.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "suffer a terrible fate"
Synonymmeet
Broaderexperience, see, go throughgo or live through
Spanishenfrentarse
English > suffer: 11 senses > verb 11, change
MeaningBe set at a disadvantage.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"This author really suffers in translation"
Synonymlose
Broaderworsen, declineGrow worse
Similar tosufferget worse

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