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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.


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


(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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Ron was excellent in that he certainly didn't suffer fools gladly and was very forthright in putting forward his own opinions, while Phil was very knowledgeable about the technological sector.
He didn't suffer fools gladly and famously declared that he was in favour of ``a stronger death penalty''.
Some of the sages may occasionally make us mere mortals feel rather inferior and dim-witted, but Bull didn't suffer fools gladly and perhaps they are merely keeping his flame alive.
Jackie didn't suffer fools gladly but we both had faith in what we were doing.
Academy of Arts' June Lornie, who became close friends with the artist when he had an exhibition at the Seel Street gallery last year, added: "He used to call once, often twice a day - he was lovely and kind although he also didn't suffer fools gladly.
A man who didn't suffer fools gladly - and that included his own team-mates.
A hard-edged Scot, he was a demanding taskmasker, some may say gruff and prickly, and didn't suffer fools gladly, either on the pitch or in the boardroom.

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