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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.

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"I don't suffer fools gladly and when they couldn't account for all the money I'd paid them I took them to court."
She said: "There's a great spirit in Scotland and a real, proper creativity - they don't suffer fools gladly. It makes us play a more intense, funky show."
"The Hull people don't suffer fools gladly and will know if you're not giving it your all so I intend to give it everything.
The Glasgow-born former Celtic and Norwich hard man warned his side: "I demand 100 per cent effort and commitment, and I don't suffer fools gladly."
``I don't see myself like that although I'm told I don't suffer fools gladly. Perhaps I am a perfectionist like him and I am probably the hardest person for myself to live with.''
It takes a lot to make the quantum leap from underdog to top cat but Fergie's achieved the impossibly difficult task of rehabilitating herself with the British public, who don't suffer fools gladly.
All very well, but these machines don't suffer fools gladly.
Elizabeth Sadler, London For me 35-plus has been a much happier time mainly because of confidence - I don't suffer fools gladly. The saddest thing about getting older is you lose people.

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