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Suffer

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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In a study of children previously identified as suffering from the effects of fetal exposure to alcohol, he found that 13 percent suffered from misdiagnosed genetic problems.