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    bear as a victim

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    suffer
    transitive verb 1. : to submit to or be forced to endure the infliction, imposition, or penalty of : bear as a victim
    suffer martyrdom
    suffer a year's imprisonment

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    Do I see correctly that "bear as a victim" means "bear something as a victim", where something means martyrdom and year's imprisonment ?

    Thank you

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    Re: bear as a victim

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktor Sorokin View Post
    Hello

    suffer
    transitive verb 1. : to submit to or be forced to endure the infliction, imposition, or penalty of : bear as a victim
    suffer martyrdom
    suffer a year's imprisonment

    (MW dictionary)

    Do I see correctly that "bear as a victim" means "bear something as a victim", where something means martyrdom and year's imprisonment ?

    Thank you
    No, more like to withstand something, or, to live through an uncomforable event. If I bear a year's imprisoment I (though I may not like it) manage to live through that year.

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    Re: bear as a victim

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    No, more like to withstand something, or, to live through an uncomforable event. If I bear a year's imprisoment I (though I may not like it) manage to live through that year.
    Sorry, I haven't understood why you said "no"... I don't see a contradiction between what I said and what you said.
    Just to be sure I understand correctly - "bear" in "bear as a victim" is a transitive verb that requires a direct object and this phrase should be read as "bear (something) as a victim", am I right? (that's what I meant)

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