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Definition of Suffer


  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.
  2. To endure or undergo without sinking; to support; to sustain; to bear up under.
  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.
  4. To allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder; to tolerate.
  5. 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.
  6. To undergo punishment; specifically, to undergo the penalty of death.
  7. To be injured; to sustain loss or damage.

Suffer Quotations

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Muhammad Ali

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Baker

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Jim Rohn
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Suffer Translations

suffer in Dutch is naar buiten brengen, dragen
suffer in French is souffrissons, souffrissent, souffrissez, souffris
suffer in German is Dulder, leiden, leiden, erdulde
suffer in Italian is soffrire, patire
suffer in Latin is laboro, perfero, sino
suffer in Portuguese is sofra
suffer in Spanish is sufrir, dolencia
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