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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Suffer \Suf"fer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffered; p. pr. & vb. n. Suffering.] [OE. suffren, soffren, OF. sufrir, sofrir, F. souffrir, (assumed) LL. sofferire, for L. sufferre; sub under + ferre to bear, akin to E. bear. See Bear to support.] 1. To feel, or endure, with pain, annoyance, etc.; to submit to with distress or grief; to undergo; as, to suffer pain of body, or grief of mind. [1913 Webster] 2. To endure or undergo without sinking; to support; to sustain; to bear up under. [1913 Webster] Our spirit and strength entire, Strongly to suffer and support our pains. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To undergo; to be affected by; to sustain; to experience; as, most substances suffer a change when long exposed to air and moisture; to suffer loss or damage. [1913 Webster] If your more ponderous and settled project May suffer alteration. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder; to tolerate. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. --Lev. xix. 17. [1913 Webster] I suffer them to enter and possess. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: To permit; bear; endure; support; sustain; allow; admit; tolerate. See Permit. [1913 Webster]