Translation of inflict in Spanish:
- to inflict something
onsomebody/somethingthe suffering which he inflicted on his familyel sufrimiento que le causó a su familiael sufrimiento que le ocasionó a su familiael sufrimiento que le infirió a su familia [formal]he would never forgive the indignities inflicted on himnunca perdonaría las vejaciones de las que había sido objeto or que le habían infligidowe didn't expect to inflict such an overwhelming defeat on themno esperábamos infligirles una derrota tan aplastanteheavy penalties were inflicted on themse les aplicaron or se les impusieron penas severasshe inflicted her company on usnos impuso su presenciase nos pegó [colloquial]Example sentences
- Its whip-like tail can drive a tail spine into an intruder and inflict a painful wound.
- It inflicts a painful sting that is sometimes deadly to humans, as well as to young, unprotected livestock and wildlife.
- Both the Greater Weever and the Lesser Weever are capable of inflicting a sharp and painful sting from the spiny rays of the first dorsal fin.
- We've tried everything to help him deal with his issues, to get him to talk and to make him realize that the way he inflicts his rage on those around him is totally unacceptable.
- But globalisation inflicts insecurities on many whose cultures are put on the defensive and whose civilisations, after ages of little change, are compelled to adapt to outside influences.
- At one level, this is certainly the case: the loss of a top operative inevitably inflicts some damage on the operational capabilities of an organisation.
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