inflict inflict  /ɪnf ˈlɪkt/

Definition(s):

  • (v) impose something unpleasant

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Rioters jumped onto the rig, pulled Denny from the cab of his truck and began to inflict a horrific beating, all recorded from above by a news chopper.
  2. His alleged Ponzi scheme could inflict $50 billion in losses on society types, retirees and nonprofits.
  3. Followers of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism also advocated vegetarianism, believing that humans should not inflict pain on other animals.

News

  1. Severe weather slams Upper Midwest; mid-Atlantic may be next

    A fast-moving storm system struck parts of the Upper Midwest hard on Wednesday evening, delivering blows to Chicago and many other communities before moving quickly to inflict damage farther east.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. What is a derecho?

    A fast-moving storm system struck parts of the Upper Midwest hard on Wednesday evening, delivering blows to Chicago and many other communities before moving quickly to inflict damage farther east. The Windy City itself experienced gusts that measured about 50 mph around 6 p.m. (7 p.m. ET), in addition to dime-size hail, the National Weather […]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Woman sees gunman, hits the gas

    By all accounts, suspected Santa Monica shooter John Zawahri was ready to inflict maximum harm.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "It's obvious that we have a group of people, not just in this country but around the world, who are prepared to inflict maximum damage on civilians," said Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister.
    on Jul 1, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: NDTV.com

  2. "What I take exception to is the use of these statistics and the damage they inflict on a number of these cities," said Mayor Robert Duffy, chairman of the Criminal and Social Justice Committee for the US Conference of Mayors.
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Robert Duffy Source: Forbes

  3. "Projects that may inflict serious environmental damage to the region cannot be implemented without prior discussion by all five Caspian nations," Putin said, apparently suggesting each capital should have a virtual veto on energy transport.
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Washington Post

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