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Emotional weightPlay
Inflict often carries emotional depth, highlighting the severity of what is suffered. SlideThe judge's decision inflicted deep anguish on the victim's family.
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Negative contextsPlay
Inflict is usually used in negative contexts to describe the act of causing suffering or pain. SlideThe harsh climate inflicted suffering on the early settlers.
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Beyond physicalPlay
Inflict isn't restricted to physical pain; it can also refer to psychological or emotional harm. SlideBullying can inflict lasting emotional trauma.