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English verb: afflict

1. afflict (emotion) cause great unhappiness for; distress


SamplesShe was afflicted by the death of her parents.


ExamplesThe bad news will afflict him


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset


Narrower (hyponym)aggrieve, grieve, strain, stress, tribulate, try

2. afflict (change) cause physical pain or suffering in


SamplesAfflict with the plague.


Synonymssmite


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


Broader (hypernym)damage


Narrower (hyponym)blight, plague, visit









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