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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 Snake was quickly revived by the warmth, and resuming its natural instincts, bit its benefactor, inflicting on him a mortal wound.
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.
Reduce the hostile chiefs by inflicting damage on them; and make trouble for them, and keep them constantly engaged; hold out specious allurements, and make them rush to any given point.
When he was at a safe distance the boy extricated himself from the thorn tree; but not without inflicting new wounds upon his already tortured flesh.
As I had lunged I had turned so that his sword merely passed beneath the muscles, inflicting a painful but not dangerous wound.
There are certain misfortunes which, while inflicting a vast amount of suffering upon their victims, gain for them no sympathy.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army warded off an attack by the Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) against several military points in Dara'a, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists.
Instead of embarking on a campaign to project this country in a positive shade, our self inflicting suicidal damage, motivated by greed, seems to have blinded us to our Islamic heritage, teachings of Prophet (PBUH) and vision of Quaid e Azam.
McLaughlin, of Ulverston Avenue, Withington, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and affray.
F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force are involved in the operation, inflicting strikes on the positions of PYD/YPG on the Syrian-Turkish border.
The other was of a pig being lifted by its front legs by a man who seemed to enjoy inflicting pain on the wretched animal, in contrast to his companion carrying another pig properly by holding it under its belly and hind quarters ('Illegal pigpens polluting Pasig River demolished').
SANA reporter said that army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, eradicated the last gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists at Tal Maqtoul al-Sharqi to the northwest of Tilal Bardayia after inflicting heavy losses upon them in the personnel and equipment.