Afflict
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Afflict [uh-flikt]

VERB

VERB

  • Cause or become hurt

  • To distress with mental or bodily pain

Example

"The old woman is afflicted with arthritis and, therefore, could not walk longer."

"The criticisms of the people now no longer afflict Rosetta as she has started ignoring them."

Synonyms

Annoy, Beset, Plague, Torture

Antonyms

Relieve, Assist, Please, Delight

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