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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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A man with a steely resilience who doesn't suffer fools gladly and couldn't care less about reputations and egos.
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.
Petter forms an initially grudging friendship with Nila (Sunaina Jassal), a teen asylum-seeker who doesn't suffer fools gladly, and together they rescue the clog and unmask the thieves.
Noel, who doesn't suffer fools gladly, immediately snapped back: ``Of course not
The difference between Selena and I is that I'll walk away from a situation and I might think half an hour later, 'Damn, that'd be a great thing to have said', whereas Selena doesn't suffer fools gladly and just says it straight away - I'm not that quick
He's a very good man-manager and he certainly doesn't suffer fools gladly.
Scot has an awful lot of time for him and, like father, like son, he doesn't suffer fools gladly, if at all.
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?
Tim gives the impression that he is a no-nonsense person who doesn't suffer fools gladly.
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.

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