Synonyms of suffer in English:

suffer


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See Spanish definition of sufrir

verb

1‘I loved him too much to want to see him suffer’

SYNONYMS
hurt, ache, be in pain, feel pain, be racked with pain, endure agony, agonize, be distressed, be in distress, experience hardship, be upset, be miserable, be wretched

2‘he suffered from asthma for many years’

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be afflicted by, be affected by, be troubled with, have, have trouble with

3‘England suffered a humiliating defeat’

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undergo, experience, be subjected to, receive, encounter, meet with, endure, face, live through, go through, sustain, bear

4‘the school's reputation has suffered’

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be impaired, be damaged, deteriorate, fall off, decline, get worse

5‘he was obliged to suffer intimate proximity with the man he detested’

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tolerate, put up with, bear, brook, stand, abide, endure, support, accept, weather
informal stick, stomach
British informal wear, hack

6‘my conscience would not suffer me to accept any more’

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allow, permit, let, give leave to, give assent to, sanction, give one's blessing to
informal give the green light to, give the go ahead to, give the thumbs up to, give someone the nod, give something the nod, OK