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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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You are highly ambitious and don't suffer fools gladly.
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I don't see myself like that, although I'm told I don't suffer fools gladly.
It has to be my temper/impatience - I don't suffer fools gladly.
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 suffer fools gladly, and hate people who whinge and whine on about things and never do anything about it.
However,it was also clear from the bickering outset that there's a lot of love between the two and Emma and Anne are two figures who don't suffer fools gladly.

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