HyperDic: afflict

English > 2 senses of the word afflict:
VERBemotionafflictcause great unhappiness for
changeafflict, smitecause physical pain or suffering in
afflict > pronunciation
Soundsahflih'kt
Rhymesaddict ... verdict: 24 rhymes with ihkt...
English > afflict: 2 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningCause great unhappiness for; distress.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will afflict him
Example"she was afflicted by the death of her parents"
Narrowergrieve, aggrieveCause to feel sorrow
tribulateoppress or trouble greatly
try, strain, stressTest the limits of
Broaderupset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfitCause to lose one's composure
Spanishafligir
Catalanadolorir, afligir
Adjectivesafflictivecausing misery or pain or distress / distress
Nounsafflictiona cause of great suffering and distress
afflictiona state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
English > afflict: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningCause physical pain or suffering in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"afflict with the plague"
Synonymsmite
Narrowerblight, plagueCause to suffer a blight
visitassail
Broaderdamageinflict damage / damage upon
Spanishafligir
Catalanafligir
Adjectivesafflictivecausing misery or pain or distress / distress
Nounsafflictiona state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

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