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Definition 1: cause physical pain or suffering in - [verb of change]

Samples where afflict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • afflict with the plague

Synonyms for afflict in the sense of this definition

(afflict is a kind of ...) inflict damage upon

"The snow damaged the roof" "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

(... is a kind of afflict ) assail

"He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly"

(... is a kind of afflict ) cause to suffer a blight

"Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"

Definition 2: cause great unhappiness for; distress - [verb of emotion]

Samples where afflict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was afflicted by the death of her parents

(afflict is a kind of ...) cause to lose one's composure

(... is a kind of afflict ) cause to feel sorrow

"his behavior grieves his mother"

(... is a kind of afflict ) oppress or trouble greatly

(... is a kind of afflict ) test the limits of

"You are trying my patience!"

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