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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

How to pronounce inflict?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say inflict in sign language?

  1. inflict

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How to use inflict in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Deputy Prime Minister Marwan Muasher:

    The aim was to inflict the largest number of casualties.

  3. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves for another, but they show a general compassion for all the human race. One never sees them inflict pointless suffering, and they are glad to relieve the sorrows of others when they can do so without much trouble to themselves. They are not disinterested, but they are gentle.

  4. President Obama:

    Just as we're all connected like never before, we have to work together like never before, both to seize opportunities but also meet the challenges of this information age, 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. Vincent Cochetel:

    To leave people who have fled war and violence in Libya on the high seas in this weather would be to inflict suffering upon suffering, they must be immediately allowed to dock, and allowed to receive much-needed humanitarian aid.


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