verb: suffer
3rd person present: suffers
past tense: suffered
past participle: suffered
gerund or present participle: suffering

  1. experience or be subjected to (something bad or unpleasant).
    • be affected by or subject to (an illness or ailment).
    • become or appear worse in quality.
    • archaic
      undergo martyrdom or execution.
  2. archaic

    • allow (someone) to do something.

suffer origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French suffrir, from Latin sufferre, from sub- ‘from below’ + ferre ‘to bear’.