inflict [in-flikt] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||administer, apply, bring upon, command, deal out, deliver, dispense, exact, expose, extort, force, force upon, give, give it to, lay down the law, levy, mete out, require, stick it to, strike, subject, visit, wreak|
|Notes:||afflict is generally used with living beings; inflict is generally used with inanimate objects
inflict takes 'on,' afflict takes 'with'