verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of suffer
Examples from the Web for suffered
These were cops who had worked the protests and suffered the accompanying verbal taunts and abuse.
Twelve-year-old dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler has suffered the wrath of Dance Moms tyrant Abby Lee Miller.See Burly Shia LaBeouf Interpretive Cage Fight Lil Sia in the Singer’s Fantastic New Music Video|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My father has suffered two strokes and endured brain cancer since I was arrested and imprisoned.
I am always sick because of the cold and I have suffered constant lung infections over the past several months.
Like other barrier-breakers before him, Colfer suffered his share of doubters.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer|Oliver Jones|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She has nothing to do either with this affair or the poor woman who has suffered by it.Hand and Ring|Anna Katharine Green
He turned his attention to Pomerania, though the injuries his health had suffered drove him to take the waters at Carlsbad.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII.|Arthur Mee
He was suffered to get as far as the second thwart, or past most of the conspirators, when his legs were seized from behind.
Sometimes I managed to live fairly well, sometimes I suffered.The Stories of the Three Burglars|Frank Richard Stockton
From the moment when informed by Mrs. Coppersley of the crime until the inquest, Bella suffered greatly.The Solitary Farm|Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for suffered
- to be ill with, esp recurrently
- to be given tohe suffers from a tendency to exaggerate
Word Origin for suffer
Word Origin and History for suffered
early 13c., "to be made to undergo, endure" (pain, death, punishment, judgment, grief), from Anglo-French suffrir, Old French sufrir, from Vulgar Latin *sufferire, variant of Latin sufferre "to bear, undergo, endure, carry or put under," from sub "up, under" (see sub-) + ferre "to carry" (see infer).
Replaced Old English þolian, þrowian. Meaning "to meekly submit to hardship" is from late 13c. That of "to undergo" (distress, suffering, etc.) is mid-14c. Meaning "to tolerate, allow" something to occur or continue is recorded from mid-13c. Related: Suffered; suffering.
Idioms and Phrases with suffered
see not suffer fools gladly.