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 for inflict
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inflict \In*flict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inflicted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Inflicting.] [L. inflictus, p. p. of infligere to
     strike on, to inflict; pref. in- in, on + fligere to strike.
     Cf. Flail.]
     To give, cause, or produce by striking, or as if by striking;
     to apply forcibly; to lay or impose; to send; to cause to
     bear, feel, or suffer; as, to inflict blows; to inflict a
     wound with a dagger; to inflict severe pain by ingratitude;
     to inflict punishment on an offender; to inflict the penalty
     of death on a criminal.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           What heart could wish, what hand inflict, this dire
           disgrace?                                --Drygen.
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           The persecution and the pain
           That man inflicts on all inferior kinds. --Cowper.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  inflict
      v 1: impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his
           rage on the students" [syn: inflict, bring down,
           visit, impose]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "inflict":
     accomplish, achieve, administer, afflict, apply, bring,
     bring about, bring off, bring to pass, bring upon, burden with,
     charge, commit, deal, deliver, demand, do, do to, effect,
     effectuate, enjoin, exact, expose, fasten upon, force, force upon,
     freight with, give, go and do, impose, impose on, impose upon,
     inflict on, inflict upon, lay, lay on, levy, make, pay, perpetrate,
     place, produce, pull off, put, put down, put on, put upon, realize,
     render, saddle with, set, strike, subject, subject to, take and do,
     task, tax, trouble, up and do, visit, visit upon, weight down with,
     wreak, wreck, yoke with
  
  

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