Definition for SUF'FER

SUF'FER, v.i.

  1. To feel or undergo pain of body or mind; to bear what is inconvenient. We suffer with pain, sickness or sorrow. We suffer with anxiety. We suffer by evils past and by anticipating others to come. We suffer from fear and from disappointed hopes.
  2. To undergo, as punishment. The father was first condemned to suffer on a day appointed, and the son afterward, the day following. – Clarendon.
  3. To be injured; to sustain loss or damage. A building suffers for want of seasonable repairs. It is just that we should suffer for neglect of duty. Public business suffers by private infirmities. – Temple.

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