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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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Amanda Burton has made the role of the frosty authoritarian who doesn't suffer fools gladly her own.
Money doesn't suffer fools gladly but he has taken Demontagnac under his wing and is starting to reap the rewards.
You see Owen doesn't suffer fools gladly and he hates the system being conned.
Carole Beverley, chief executive of the Entrepreneurs Forum, said: "Anyone who's seen Dragons' Den knows Simon Woodroffe doesn't suffer fools gladly so we're anticipating fireworks at the conference.
He is an excellent coach and excellent disciplinarian who doesn't suffer fools gladly, and I am sure the boys will be saying, 'by golly, who's this guy?
Jeff doesn't suffer fools gladly, and that may have restricted his rides from certain owners.
He doesn't suffer fools gladly and hates to see the other chimps lazing around when there's work to be done.
DCI Gill Murray (Amelia Bullmore) leads the team and doesn't suffer fools gladly, relying on DC Janet Scott (Sharp), her partner DC Rachel Bailey (Jones) and DS Andy Roper (Nicholas Gleaves) to probe the evidence.
He doesn't suffer fools gladly, he's very tenacious, he's very aggressive in the way he goes about things and he knows exactly what he wants.
Jones doesn't suffer fools gladly, he's not interested in coming second, he's ambitious, he's impatient - in short City will do well to keep hold of him.

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