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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 suf·fer /ˈsʌfɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Suf·fer v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffered p. pr. & vb. n. Suffering.]
 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.
 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.
 Syn: -- To permit; bear; endure; support; sustain; allow; admit; tolerate. See Permit.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Suf·fer, 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.
    Public business suffers by private infirmities.   --Sir W. Temple.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many
           saints suffered martyrdom" [syn: endure] [ant: enjoy]
      2: 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" [syn: sustain, have,
      3: endure (emotional pain); "Every time her husband gets drunk,
         she suffers"
      4: 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" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach,
          bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide,
          put up]
      5: get worse; "His grades suffered"
      6: feel pain or be in pain [syn: hurt] [ant: be well]
      7: feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
         [syn: hurt, ache]
      8: undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a
         terrible fate" [syn: meet]
      9: feel unwell or uncomfortable; "She is suffering from the hot
      10: be given to; "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"
      11: be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in
          translation" [syn: lose]