Sinonimi inglese britannico
(verbo ) 
Definition
to cause (someone) extreme physical pain, esp. to extract information, etc.
Prisoners were often tortured in ancient Rome.
Sinonimi
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abuse
People responsible for abusing prisoners must be held accountable.
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persecute
They have been persecuted for their beliefs.
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scourge
Economic anarchy scourged the post-war world.
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molest
He was accused of sexually molesting a colleague.
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crucify
He had been crucified by guilt ever since his child's death.
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mistreat
She has been mistreated by men in the past.
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ill-treat
The rescued hostages said they had not been ill-treated.
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maltreat
He was not maltreated during his detention.
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put on the rack
Contrari
(verbo ) 
Definition
to cause (someone) mental anguish
He would not torture her further by arguing.
Sinonimi
distress
I did not want to frighten or distress her.
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torment
At times, memories returned to torment her.
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worry
‘Why didn't you tell us?’ – ‘Didn't want to worry you.’
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trouble
Is anything troubling you?
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pain
It pains me to think of an animal being in distress.
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rack
a teenager racked with guilt
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afflict
There are four main problems that afflict these people.
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give someone grief (British, South Africa)
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inflict anguish on
(sostantivo ) 
Definition
the practice of torturing a person
alleged cases of torture
Sinonimi
ill-treatment
Some had died as a result of ill-treatment.
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abuse
an investigation into alleged animal abuse
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persecution
the persecution of minorities
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martyrdom
the martyrdom of Bishop Cannio
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maltreatment
Two thousand prisoners died as a result of maltreatment.
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harsh treatment
(sostantivo ) 
Definition
physical or mental anguish
Waiting for the result was torture.
Sinonimi
agony
We accepted there would be agony for the remaining children.
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suffering
It has caused terrible suffering to animals.
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misery
All that money brought nothing but misery.
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anguish
A cry of anguish burst from her lips.
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hell (informal)
the hell of grief and lost love
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distress
Her mouth grew stiff with pain and distress.
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torment
He spent days in torment while they searched for her.
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heartbreak
suffering and heartbreak for those close to the victims
Contrari

subject word lists

See Instruments of tortureSee Types of torture

sinonimi aggiuntivi

in the sense of abuse
Definition
to ill-treat violently
People responsible for abusing prisoners must be held accountable.
Sinonimi
mar,
dump on (slang, US),
impose upon,
rough up,
shit on (taboo, slang),
handle roughly,
knock about or around
in the sense of abuse
Definition
prolonged ill-treatment of or violence towards someone
an investigation into alleged animal abuse
Sinonimi
spoiling,
bullying,
manhandling,
rough handling
in the sense of afflict
Definition
to cause someone suffering or unhappiness
There are four main problems that afflict these people.
Sinonimi

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