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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:

    impose, cause

How to pronounce inflict?

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Veena
Veena
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How to say inflict in sign language?

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How to use inflict in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Cyril Connolly:

    There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.

  3. 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.

  4. President Obama:

    It's one of the great paradoxes of our time that the very technologies that empower us to do great good can also be used to undermine us and inflict great harm.

  5. Greg Rosenbaum:

    My biggest concern here is that the more we frame this debate with vitriol, the more likely we inflict severe damage for the Jewish community.


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