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Synonyms of inflict in English:


  • 1 I came close to inflicting a serious injury on Frank
    administer to, deal out to, mete out to, serve out to, deliver to, apply to;
    lay, impose, exact, wreak;
    cause to, give to
  • 2 I had no desire to inflict an alcoholic parent on my children
    impose, force, press, thrust, foist;
    saddle someone with, land someone with, lumber someone with, burden someone with
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