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English verb: infect

1. infect (body) communicate a disease to

SamplesYour children have infected you with this head cold.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)give

Narrower (hyponym)canker

2. infect (body) contaminate with a disease or microorganism


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)contaminate, foul, pollute

Narrower (hyponym)smut, superinfect


3. infect (social) corrupt with ideas or an ideology

SamplesSociety was infected by racism.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate

4. infect (cognition) affect in a contagious way

SamplesHis laughter infects everyone who is in the same room.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike

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