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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 ?
You would, then, revenge the injury inflicted by Munro on his helpless daughters.
Thus far the Judge's countenance had expressed mild forbearance, --grave and almost gentle deprecation of his cousin's unbecoming violence,--free and Christian-like forgiveness of the wrong inflicted by her words.
Then, gasping for breath, did Hester Prynne clutch the fatal token, instinctively endeavouring to tear it away, so infinite was the torture inflicted by the intelligent touch of Pearl's baby-hand.
All this he called "doing his duty by their parents;" and he never inflicted a chastisement without following it by the assurance, so consolatory to the smarting urchin, that "he would remember it and thank him for it the longest day he had to live.
In striking at a boat, he swiftly curves away his flukes from it, and the blow is only inflicted by the recoil.
There were two "Reigns of Terror," if we would but remember it and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passion, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other had lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon ten thousand persons, the other upon a hundred millions; but our shudders are all for the "horrors" of the minor Terror, the momentary Ter- ror, so to speak; whereas, what is the horror of swift death by the axe, compared with lifelong death from hunger, cold, insult, cruelty, and heart-break?
I watched this engagement as I watched the others--with rapt interest and strong excitement, and with a shrink and a shudder for every blow that laid open a cheek or a forehead; and a conscious paling of my face when I occasionally saw a wound of a yet more shocking nature inflicted.
It was always cheerily and good-natured put, and always inflicted a little pang, for it touched a secret sore; but this time the pang was sharp, since strangers were present.
DOUGLASS could be persuaded to conse- crate his time and talents to the promotion of the anti-slavery enterprise, a powerful impetus would be given to it, and a stunning blow at the same time inflicted on northern prejudice against a colored complexion.
She must be under some sort of penance, inflicted either by the Campbells or herself.
I was spared the trouble of answering, for Bessie seemed in too great a hurry to listen to explanations; she hauled me to the washstand, inflicted a merciless, but happily brief scrub on my face and hands with soap, water, and a coarse towel; disciplined my head with a bristly brush, denuded me of my pinafore, and then hurrying me to the top of the stairs, bid me go down directly, as I was wanted in the breakfast-room.
That was worse: she fretted and sighed, and looked at her watch till eight, and finally went to her room, completely overdone with sleep; judging by her peevish, heavy look, and the constant rubbing she inflicted on her eyes.