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INFLICT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inflict mean? 

INFLICT (verb)
  The verb INFLICT has 1 sense:

1. impose something unpleasant

  Familiarity information: INFLICT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFLICT (verb)


Sense 1inflict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impose something unpleasant

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

inflict; impose; bring down; visit

Context example:

The principal visited his rage on the students

Hypernyms (to "inflict" is one way to...):

communicate; intercommunicate (transmit thoughts or feelings)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "inflict"):

dictate; order; prescribe (issue commands or orders for)

intrude; obtrude (thrust oneself in as if by force)

clamp (impose or inflict forcefully)

give (inflict as a punishment)

foist (to force onto another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something on somebody


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