English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'inflict'

(verb) 
Definition
to impose (something unpleasant) on
The dog attacked her, inflicting serious injuries.
Synonyms
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exact
She exacted a terrible revenge on her attackers.
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administer
He is shown administering most of the blows.
, ,
apply
The government appears to be applying the same principle.
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deliver
A single blow had been delivered to the head.
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levy
Taxes should not be levied without the authority of Parliament.
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wreak
Violent storms wreaked havoc on the coast.
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mete or deal out

Additional synonyms

in the sense of administer
Definition
to organize and put into practice
He is shown administering most of the blows.
in the sense of apply
Definition
to put to practical use
The government appears to be applying the same principle.
Synonyms
use,
carry out,
bring to bear,
put to use,
bring into play
in the sense of deliver
Definition
to strike (a blow) suddenly
A single blow had been delivered to the head.

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