inflict


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in·flict

 (ĭn-flĭkt′)
tr.v. in·flict·ed, in·flict·ing, in·flicts
1. To cause (something injurious or harmful), as to a person, group, or area: claws that inflicted a deep wound; an attack that inflicted heavy losses; a storm that inflicted widespread damage.
2. To force to undergo or experience (something unwanted): "the piano lessons he inflicted on his son" (Christopher Miller).
3. To deal or deliver (a blow, for example).

[Latin īnflīgere, īnflīct- : in-, on; see in-2 + flīgere, to strike.]

in·flict′er, in·flic′tor n.
in·flic′tive adj.

inflict

(ɪnˈflɪkt)
vb (tr)
1. (often foll by: on or upon) to impose (something unwelcome, such as pain, oneself, etc)
2. rare to cause to suffer; afflict (with)
3. to deal out (blows, lashes, etc)
[C16: from Latin inflīgere to strike (something) against, dash against, from flīgere to strike]
inˈflictable adj
inˈflicter, inˈflictor n
inˈfliction n
inˈflictive adj

in•flict

(ɪnˈflɪkt)

v.t.
1. to impose as something that must be borne or suffered: to inflict punishment.
2. to impose (anything unwelcome): to inflict a long visit on someone.
3. to deal or deliver, as a blow.
[1520–30; < Latin inflīctus, past participle of inflīgere to strike or dash against =in- in-2 + flīgere to beat down]
in•flict′a•ble, adj.
in•flict′er, in•flic′tor, n.
in•flic′tive, adj.

inflict


Past participle: inflicted
Gerund: inflicting

Imperative
inflict
inflict
Present
I inflict
you inflict
he/she/it inflicts
we inflict
you inflict
they inflict
Preterite
I inflicted
you inflicted
he/she/it inflicted
we inflicted
you inflicted
they inflicted
Present Continuous
I am inflicting
you are inflicting
he/she/it is inflicting
we are inflicting
you are inflicting
they are inflicting
Present Perfect
I have inflicted
you have inflicted
he/she/it has inflicted
we have inflicted
you have inflicted
they have inflicted
Past Continuous
I was inflicting
you were inflicting
he/she/it was inflicting
we were inflicting
you were inflicting
they were inflicting
Past Perfect
I had inflicted
you had inflicted
he/she/it had inflicted
we had inflicted
you had inflicted
they had inflicted
Future
I will inflict
you will inflict
he/she/it will inflict
we will inflict
you will inflict
they will inflict
Future Perfect
I will have inflicted
you will have inflicted
he/she/it will have inflicted
we will have inflicted
you will have inflicted
they will have inflicted
Future Continuous
I will be inflicting
you will be inflicting
he/she/it will be inflicting
we will be inflicting
you will be inflicting
they will be inflicting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inflicting
you have been inflicting
he/she/it has been inflicting
we have been inflicting
you have been inflicting
they have been inflicting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inflicting
you will have been inflicting
he/she/it will have been inflicting
we will have been inflicting
you will have been inflicting
they will have been inflicting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inflicting
you had been inflicting
he/she/it had been inflicting
we had been inflicting
you had been inflicting
they had been inflicting
Conditional
I would inflict
you would inflict
he/she/it would inflict
we would inflict
you would inflict
they would inflict
Past Conditional
I would have inflicted
you would have inflicted
he/she/it would have inflicted
we would have inflicted
you would have inflicted
they would have inflicted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inflict - impose something unpleasantinflict - impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
dictate, prescribe, order - issue commands or orders for
obtrude, intrude - thrust oneself in as if by force; "The colors don't intrude on the viewer"
clamp - impose or inflict forcefully; "The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital"
give - inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"
foist - to force onto another; "He foisted his work on me"

inflict

verb impose, exact, administer, visit, apply, deliver, levy, wreak, mete or deal out The dog attacked her, inflicting serious injuries.

inflict

verb
1. To cause to undergo or bear (something unwelcome or damaging, for example):
2. To force (another) to accept a burden:
Informal: stick.
Translations
يَفْرِض، يُنْزِل
udělitvnucovat
påføretildelevolde
kiró
veita, valda
radītuzliktuztiept
vnútiť sa
uğratmakvermek

inflict

[ɪnˈflɪkt] VT to inflict (on) [+ wound] → causar (a), inferir (a); [+ blow] → asestar or dar (a); [+ penalty, tax, punishment] → imponer (a); [+ pain, suffering, damage] → causar (a), infligir (a)
they inflicted a serious defeat on the enemyinfligieron una grave derrota al enemigo
I don't wish to inflict my own wishes on anyone elseno quiero imponer mis deseos a nadie
to inflict o.s. on sbimponer su presencia a algn

inflict

[ɪnˈflɪkt] vt [+ pain, suffering, damage] → infliger; [+ casualties] → faire
a terrorist attack intended to inflict as many casualties as possible → une attaque terroriste visant à faire le plus de victimes possible
to inflict sth on sb [+ pain, suffering, damage] → infliger qch à qn self-inflictedin-flight [ˌɪnˈflaɪt] adj
[refuelling] → en vol
[meal] → à bord; [movie] → projeté(e) pendant le vol
The in-flight movie was Casablanca → Le film projeté pendant le vol était Casablanca.
British Midland's in-flight magazine → le magazine destiné aux passagers des lignes British Midland
in-flight service → service m de bord

inflict

vt punishment, fineverhängen (on, upon gegen), auferlegen (on or upon sb jdm); suffering, damage, painzufügen (on or upon sb jdm); wound, defeatzufügen, beibringen (on or upon sb jdm); to inflict oneself on somebodysich jdm aufdrängen; the enemy inflicted heavy casualties on usder Feind fügte uns hohe Verluste zu

inflict

[ɪnˈflɪkt] vt to inflict (on) (penalty) → infliggere (a); (tax) → imporre (a); (suffering, damage) → procurare (a)
to inflict a blow/wound on sb → assestare un colpo a/ferire qn
to inflict o.s. on sb → imporre la propria presenza a qn

inflict

(inˈflikt) verb
(with on) to give or impose (something unpleasant and unwanted). Was it necessary to inflict such a punishment on him?; She is always inflicting her company on me.
inˈfliction (-ʃən) noun

inflict

v. infligir, causar sufrimiento.
References in classic literature ?
Hepzibah had little hardihood for her own proper pain, and far less for what she must inflict on Clifford.
But then, again, an accustomed eye had likewise its own anguish to inflict.
Here they are fed full daily; and, because some incline to pine, a fiddle is kept commonly going among them, and they are made to dance daily; and he who refuses to be merry--in whose soul thoughts of wife, or child, or home, are too strong for him to be gay--is marked as sullen and dangerous, and subjected to all the evils which the ill will of an utterly irresponsible and hardened man can inflict upon him.
He many a time spoke sternly to me about my pertness; and averred that the stab of a knife could not inflict a worse pang than he suffered at seeing his lady vexed.
Do you seriously mean to inflict my wife's society on yourself for a fortnight?
Encamped at a quarter before nine, in good time to touch his three- cornered hat to the oldest of men as they passed in to Tellson's, Jerry took up his station on this windy March morning, with young Jerry standing by him, when not engaged in making forays through the Bar, to inflict bodily and mental injuries of an acute description on passing boys who were small enough for his amiable purpose.
To have imposed any derogatory work upon him, would have been to inflict a wanton insult on the feelings of a most respectable man.
yet not for those Nor what the Potent Victor in his rage Can else inflict do I repent or change, Though chang'd in outward lustre; that fixt mind And high disdain, from sence of injur'd merit, That with the mightiest rais'd me to contend, And to the fierce contention brought along Innumerable force of Spirits arm'd That durst dislike his reign, and me preferring, His utmost power with adverse power oppos'd In dubious Battel on the Plains of Heav'n, And shook his throne.
Above all, he had upon his side the unyielding obstinacy of his nation, and that unbending resolution, with which Israelites have been frequently known to submit to the uttermost evils which power and violence can inflict upon them, rather than gratify their oppressors by granting their demands.
We send him forth through our crowded cities, proclaiming that he is the source of all good and evil in the nation, and he, knowing that many people believe it, knowing that it is a lie, and that he is powerless to shorten the working day by one hour, raise wages one penny, or annul the smallest criminal sentence, however unjust it may seem to him; knowing that every miner in the kingdom can manufacture dynamite, and that revolvers are sold for seven and sixpence apiece; knowing that he is not bullet proof, and that every king in Europe has been shot at in the streets; he must smile and bow and maintain an expression of gracious enjoyment whilst the mayor and corporation inflict upon him the twaddling address he has heard a thousand times before.
Ali Cogia made a low bow, and pleaded his cause point by point; concluding by imploring the Cadi not to inflict on him such a heavy loss.
The poor youth was so terrified he did not know what to do, for he was in mortal dread of the punishment the wicked old Fairy would inflict on him.