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American English: /ɪnˈflɪkt/
British English: /ɪnˈflɪkt/

Translation of inflict in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (punishment)
    to inflict something on somebody/somethingthe suffering which he inflicted on his family
    el sufrimiento que le causó a su familia
    el sufrimiento que le ocasionó a su familia
    el sufrimiento que le infirió a su familia [formal]
    he would never forgive the indignities inflicted on him
    nunca perdonaría las vejaciones de las que había sido objeto or que le habían infligido
    we didn't expect to inflict such an overwhelming defeat on them
    no esperábamos infligirles una derrota tan aplastante
    heavy penalties were inflicted on them
    se les aplicaron or se les impusieron penas severas
    she inflicted her company on us
    nos impuso su presencia
    se 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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