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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 ?
The wounds seem such as might be made by a rat or a small dog, and although of not much importance individually, would tend to show that whatever animal inflicts them has a system or method of its own.
The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him.
Lebrun had painted on the vaulted ceiling the happy as well as the unhappy dreams which Morpheus inflicts on kings as well as on other men.
Of such a nicety must be thy handling of the weapon that thou mayst touch an antagonist at will and so lightly, shouldst thou desire, that thy point, wholly under the control of a master hand, mayst be stopped before it inflicts so much as a scratch.
I mean that a dastardly enemy of mine has struck at me through him, and that while he thinks to torture me, he inflicts on him such agonies of terror and suspense as--You will excuse me, I am sure,' said Nicholas, checking himself.
But, if his life inflicts injury on the well-being of his fellow-men, from that moment he forfeits the right, and it is not only no crime, but a positive merit, to deprive him of it.
I believe that very few men are capable of estimating the immense amount of torture and agony which this dreadful punishment, prolonged for years, inflicts upon the sufferers; and in guessing at it myself, and in reasoning from what I have seen written upon their faces, and what to my certain knowledge they feel within, I am only the more convinced that there is a depth of terrible endurance in it which none but the sufferers themselves can fathom, and which no man has a right to inflict upon his fellow-creature.
Stern to inflict, and stubborn to endure, Who smiled in death.
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.
But as I am persuaded that no one can long persevere in the attempt to win love unsustained by some hope, I am willing to attribute to myself the blame of thy assurance, for no doubt some thoughtlessness of mine has all this time fostered thy hopes; and therefore will I punish myself and inflict upon myself the penalty thy guilt deserves.
Father," said Mercedes, stopping when she had reached the centre of the table, "sit, I pray you, on my right hand; on my left I will place him who has ever been as a brother to me," pointing with a soft and gentle smile to Fernand; but her words and look seemed to inflict the direst torture on him, for his lips became ghastly pale, and even beneath the dark hue of his complexion the blood might be seen retreating as though some sudden pang drove it back to the heart.
Hence it is to be remarked that, in seizing a state, the usurper ought to examine closely into all those injuries which it is necessary for him to inflict, and to do them all at one stroke so as not to have to repeat them daily; and thus by not unsettling men he will be able to reassure them, and win them to himself by benefits.