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SMITE (smit, smitten, smote)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does smite mean? 

SMITE (verb)
  The verb SMITE has 3 senses:

1. inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon
2. affect suddenly with deep feeling
3. cause pain or suffering in

  Familiarity information: SMITE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SMITE (verb)


Sense 1smite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

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

hit (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to smite his opponent


Sense 2smite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affect suddenly with deep feeling

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

He was smitten with love for this young girl

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

affect; impress; move; strike (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3smite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause pain or suffering in

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

afflict; smite

Context examples:

afflict with the plague / That debasement of the verbal currency that afflicts terms used in advertisement

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

damage (inflict damage upon)

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

visit (assail)

blight; plague (cause to suffer a blight)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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