US: /ˈsəfɝ/
UK: /sˈʌfɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

suffer /'sʌfə/
  • ngoại động từ
    • chịu, bị
      • to suffer a defeat: bị thua
      • to suffer a pain: bị đau đớn
    • cho phép; dung thứ, chịu đựng
      • I suffer them to come: tôi cho phép họ đến
      • how can you suffer his insolence?: làm thế nào mà anh có thể chịu đựng được sự láo xược của nó?
  • nội động từ
    • đau, đau đớn, đau khổ
      • to suffer from neuralgia: đau dây thần kinh
    • chịu thiệt hại, chịu tổn thất
      • the enemy suffered severely: quân địch bị thiệt hại nặng nề
      • trade is suffering from the war: sự buôn bán bị trì trệ vì chiến tranh
    • bị xử tử

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 [V] ~ (from sth)
~ (for sth) to be badly affected by a disease, pain, sadness, a lack of sth, etc: I hate to see animals suffering. + He suffers from asthma. + road accident victims suffering from shock + Many companies are suffering from a shortage of skilled staff. + He made a rash decision and now he is suffering for it.
2 [VN] to experience sth unpleasant, such as injury, defeat or loss: He suffered a massive heart attack. + The party suffered a humiliating defeat in the general election. + The company suffered huge losses in the last financial year.
3 [V] to become worse: His school work is suffering because of family problems.
Idioms: not suffer fools gladly to have very little patience with people that you think are stupid: She was a forceful personality who didn't suffer fools gladly.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 Sometimes, suffer from or with. agonize, smart, hurt, writhe, sweat, ache:
He is suffering with a stomach virus. How terribly they suffered when their child was kidnapped!
2 endure, undergo, experience, bear, live or go through, tolerate, withstand, sustain, take, submit to, abide, submit to, Colloq put up with:
He suffered years of ill-health before he finally died.
3 allow, tolerate, permit, let, admit, humour, indulge:
They suffer the storks to build their nests on their chimneys.
4 deteriorate, diminish, decline, go down, fall off, be reduced or diminished:
If you discontinue advertising, sales will suffer.

Collocation dictionary


a lot, badly, greatly, severely, terribly
This area suffered very badly in the storms.
| needlessly
Thousands of children in the world today suffer needlessly.


be likely to
Premature babies are more likely to suffer from breathing difficulties in childhood.


I played tennis yesterday and I know I shall suffer for it today.
| from
She suffers from asthma.
| with
He suffers terribly with migraines.


suffer in silence
They were just expected to suffer in silence.

Concise English dictionary

+undergo or be subjected to
+undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
+endure (emotional pain)
+put up with something or somebody unpleasant
+get worse
+feel pain or be in pain
+feel physical pain
+undergo or suffer
+feel unwell or uncomfortable
+be given to
+be set at a disadvantage