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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 ?
There are few uglier traits of human nature than this tendency -- which I now witnessed in men no worse than their neighbours -- to grow cruel, merely because they possessed the power of inflicting harm.
Your mere puny stripling, that winced at the least flourish of the rod, was passed by with indulgence; but the claims of justice were satisfied by inflicting a double portion on some little tough wrong headed, broad-skirted Dutch urchin, who sulked and swelled and grew dogged and sullen beneath the birch.
that golden tress was charmed; each hair had in it a spell of terror and remorse for thee, and was used by a mightier power to bind thy cruel hands from inflicting uttermost evil on the helpless!
I had seen the heads and faces of ten youths gashed in every direction by the keen two-edged blades, and yet had not seen a victim wince, nor heard a moan, or detected any fleeting expression which confessed the sharp pain the hurts were inflicting.
Your meaning must be unequivocal; no doubts or demurs: and such expressions of gratitude and concern for the pain you are inflicting as propriety requires, will present themselves unbidden to your mind, I am persuaded.
They were relieved however, not by her own recollection, but by the good will of Lucy, who believed herself to be inflicting a severe disappointment when she told her that Edward certainly would not be in Harley Street on Tuesday, and even hoped to be carrying the pain still farther by persuading her that he was kept away by the extreme affection for herself, which he could not conceal when they were together.
You don't know what a loss you're inflicting on yourself; you don't know what trouble and mortification you're causing me by this shilly-shally conduct of yours.
Depressed and slinking though they were, eyes of fire were not wanting among them; nor compressed lips, white with what they suppressed; nor foreheads knitted into the likeness of the gallows-rope they mused about enduring, or inflicting.
A shadowy conception of power that by much persuasion can be induced to refrain from inflicting harm, is the shape most easily taken by the sense of the Invisible in the minds of men who have always been pressed close by primitive wants, and to whom a life of hard toil has never been illuminated by any enthusiastic religious faith.
Our nation, as you well know, can cure wounds, though we deal not in inflicting them; and in our own family, in particular, are secrets which have been handed down since the days of Solomon, and of which you have already experienced the advantages.
Except in special cases, when the little sultana amused herself by inflicting suffering upon some unoffending citizen, no one was let into it but wretches condemned to death.
I do not deny that Anytus may, perhaps, kill him, or drive him into exile, or deprive him of civil rights; and he may imagine, and others may imagine, that he is inflicting a great injury upon him: but there I do not agree.