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English verb: suffer

1. suffer (perception) undergo or be subjected to


SamplesHe suffered the penalty.
Many saints suffered martyrdom.


Synonymsendure


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, go through, see


Narrower (hyponym)die, tolerate


Antonymsenjoy

2. suffer (body) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)


SamplesShe 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.


Synonymsget, have, sustain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, get, have, receive


Narrower (hyponym)break down, break up, collapse, collapse, crack, crack up, cramp, crock up


Verb grouphave

3. suffer (emotion) experience (emotional) pain


SamplesEvery time her husband gets drunk, she suffers.


ExamplesSam and Sue suffer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel


Narrower (hyponym)agonise, agonize, anguish, grieve, lose, sorrow


Verb groupabide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

4. suffer (cognition) put up with something or somebody unpleasant


SamplesI 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.


ExamplesSam cannot suffer Sue


Synonymsabide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, support, tolerate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit


Narrower (hyponym)accept, bear up, hold still for, live with, pay, sit out, stand for, swallow, take a joke, take lying down


Verb groupsuffer

5. suffer (change) get worse


SamplesHis grades suffered.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen


Verb grouplose, suffer

6. suffer (body) feel pain or be in pain


ExamplesSam and Sue suffer


Synonymshurt


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)ail, choke, famish, gag, have, hunger, starve, strangle, suffocate


Antonymsbe well

7. suffer (perception) feel physical pain


SamplesWere you hurting after the accident?.


ExamplesSam and Sue suffer


Synonymsache, hurt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)comprehend, perceive


Narrower (hyponym)catch, get, kill, prick, sting, twinge, twinge

8. suffer (body) feel unwell or uncomfortable


SamplesShe is suffering from the hot weather.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)freeze, swelter

9. suffer (stative) be given to


SamplesShe suffers from a tendency to talk too much.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)be given, incline, lean, run, tend

10. suffer (perception) undergo or suffer


SamplesMeet a violent death.
Suffer a terrible fate.


Synonymsmeet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, go through, see

11. suffer (change) be set at a disadvantage


SamplesThis author really suffers in translation.


Synonymslose


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen


Verb groupsuffer









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