suffer VERB 1) experience or be subjected to (something bad or unpleasant). 2) (suffer from) be affected by or subject to (an illness or ailment). 3) become or appear worse in quality. 4) archaic tolerate. 5) archaic allow (someone) to do something.
DERIVATIVES sufferer noun.
ORIGIN Latin sufferre, from ferre 'to bear' .

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