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Suffer

To admit, allow, or permit.

The term suffer is used to convey the idea of Acquiescence, passivity, indifference, or abstention from preventive action, as opposed to the taking of an affirmative step.

suffer

verb abide, accede, accept, allow, assent, authorize, be reconciled, be resigned, bear with, brook, comply, concede, consent, empower, give consent, give leave, give permission, grant, grant perrission, indulge, let, license, oblige, pati, permittere, put up with, sinere, tolerate

suffer

(Sustain loss), verb agonize, ail, anguish, be afflicted, be impaired, be injured, be racked, be stricken, be subjected to, be wounded, bear, endure, experience loss, feel pain, hurt, incur loss, languish, lose, minui, sacrifice, sustain damage
Associated concepts: suffer harm, suffer loss
See also: abide, acknowledge, allow, bear, consent, endure, forbear, languish, let, permit, recognize, sanction, tolerate, vouchsafe
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Moreover, not only did they all suffer at the same time, but they also shared in one another's suffering.
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Remember, the soul doesn't care if we suffer, it cares if we grow: even if it takes a depression to get us to re-evaluate life.
To explore these gaps, I'll ponder a spiritual way of reading and responding that involves some extremely challenging--even radical--attitudes: the absolute relinquishing of control, the unconditional welcoming of the Other, the obliteration of the self, and the concomitant willingness to suffer.
Alongside those who suffer there is always a loving heart--a heart capable of beating in tune with that of our brothers and sisters in pain.
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Dear Editor, - For nearly 100 years, UK law has required an animal to suffer before any action can be taken - even though it is clearly likely to suffer.
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As David Swann points out in Gordon Legge's profile in this issue, ordinary Iraqis are suffering dreadfully--and will suffer more if war breaks out.