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Synonyms for inflict
ɪnˈflɪkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inflict, bring down, visit, impose(verb)

    impose something unpleasant

    "The principal visited his rage on the students"

    Synonyms:
    chitchat, land, bring down, confab, overthrow, enforce, inspect, impose, trim down, overturn, lower, get down, call in, cut, jaw, chit-chat, claver, trim back, trim, see, chew the fat, cut down, call, reduce, levy, natter, gossip, travel to, subvert, visit, take down, cut back, put down, shoot the breeze, confabulate, let down, chat, chatter, chaffer

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inflict

    Synonyms:
    impose, put, lay on

    Antonyms:
    remove, alleviate, suspend, spare

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inflict(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    impose, lay on

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inflict":

    impose, cause

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How to use inflict in a sentence?

  1. Gandolfo - (RJ Intindola):

    Not all who betray feel guilt and remorse. They often proclaim the betrayed deserved the punishment for past actions. A rationalization intended to ensnare the ignorant and offer warrant. Remember. The betrayer was either attempting to gain something for themselves, or to inflict pain upon you; or both.

  2. Jonathan Conricus:

    We do not know yet the (Iranian) casualty count, but I can say that in terms of our purpose, we focused less on personnel and more on capabilities and hardware ... to inflict long-term damage on the Iranian military establishment in Syria. We assess it will take substantial time to replenish.

  3. Gabriel DiBernardo:

    I’ve seen him inflict wounds on himself, cut himself; break his collarbone and not seek any treatment. He’s just totally, totally fearless, and doesn’t respond to pain.

  4. Barry Russell:

    The unnecessary costs and added uncertainty resulting from the administration's proposals could inflict more pain on the men and women who work in the oil and gas industry.

  5. The FBI:

    North Korea's actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves, we are deeply concerned about the destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity and the ordinary citizens who worked there.

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