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English verb: inflict

1. inflict (communication) impose something unpleasant

SamplesThe principal visited his rage on the students.

Synonymsbring down, impose, visit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something on somebody

Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

Narrower (hyponym)clamp, dictate, foist, give, intrude, obtrude, order, prescribe

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