Synonyms of 'inflict'
to impose (something unpleasant) onThe dog attacked her, inflicting serious injuries.
She exacted a terrible revenge on her attackers.
He is shown administering most of the blows.
The government appears to be applying the same principle.
A single blow had been delivered to the head.
Taxes should not be levied without the authority of Parliament.
Violent storms wreaked havoc on the coast.
mete or deal out
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in the sense of administer
to organize and put into practiceHe is shown administering most of the blows.
in the sense of apply
to put to practical useThe government appears to be applying the same principle.
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