Translation of inflict in Spanish:


causar, v.

Pronunciation /ɪnˈflɪkt//ɪnˈflɪkt/

transitive verb

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    (pain/damage) causar
    (pain/damage) ocasionar
    (damage/pain) inferir formal
    (punishment) imponer
    (punishment) aplicar
    (punishment) infligir
    to inflict sth on sb/sth
    • the suffering which he inflicted on his family el sufrimiento que le causó a su familia
    • he would never forgive the indignities inflicted on him nunca perdonaría las vejaciones de las que había sido objeto / que le habían infligido
    • we didn't expect to inflict such an overwhelming defeat on them no esperábamos infligirles una derrota tan aplastante
    • heavy penalties were inflicted on them se les aplicaron / se les impusieron penas severas
    • she inflicted her company on us nos impuso su presencia
    • Its whip-like tail can drive a tail spine into an intruder and inflict a painful wound.
    • Their recklessness inflicts distress and suffering upon other people, to say nothing of the expense to which the ratepayers are put on keeping the sanatorium in full swing month after month.
    • She cut him on his side, inflicting wounds up to seven inches long.
    • My colleagues and I are living in a city recovering from the wounds inflicted last week.
    • Both the Greater Weever and the Lesser Weever are capable of inflicting a sharp and painful sting from the spiny rays of the first dorsal fin.
    • A single large rocket inflicts damage equivalent to that of a large mortar shell.
    • We've tried everything to help him deal with his issues, to get him to talk and to make him realize that the way he inflicts his rage on those around him is totally unacceptable.
    • Foxhunting may be cruel, but it inflicts less pain on ‘sensible beings’ than fishing which, as a popular sport, is never going to be banned.
    • We were a fine guerilla force, inflicting a series of defeats on the party establishments.
    • It inflicts a painful sting that is sometimes deadly to humans, as well as to young, unprotected livestock and wildlife.
    • But remember, the hand that inflicts the wound also holds the cure.
    • That luck will have to hold, as City inflicted one of the biggest defeats of the season on us earlier in the season.
    • The latter returned fire, inflicting some casualties on the guerrillas.
    • But when one actively inflicts pain, on oneself or on others, there is excitement and jubilation in the spectacle of the pain.
    • A blow of mild to moderate force with a knife could have inflicted such a wound.
    • Wounds were inflicted by puncturing the plant material three times with a hypodermic needle.
    • At one level, this is certainly the case: the loss of a top operative inevitably inflicts some damage on the operational capabilities of an organisation.
    • In the first place, stiffer sentences need to be imposed on any person who stabs or inflicts bodily harm on another person.
    • In 1783 and 1784, Tipu inflicts a series of crushing defeats on the armies of the East India Company.
    • Party activists and trade unionists were going to inflict a string of defeats on the leadership on key policy areas.
    • He saw that the deceased had received stab wounds inflicted by the other man.
    • His strike hit home, knocking a few of the armoured scales loose and inflicting a minor wound.
    • On this day in 1940 Leon Trotsky died in Mexico City from wounds inflicted by an assassin.
    • The police say his wounds look as though they were inflicted by a knife.
    • I grabbed the gaffing hook and managed to inflict a minor flesh wound in his calf before we called it quits.
    • The defendant was found to have a stainless steel multi-tool with a knife blade on it which he had used to inflict the wounds.
    • On any view you inflicted the fatal wounds with a knife and caused the victim's death.
    • But globalisation inflicts insecurities on many whose cultures are put on the defensive and whose civilisations, after ages of little change, are compelled to adapt to outside influences.
    • In addition to inflicting grave injustices on property owners, takings that transfer property to powerful private interests are not needed to rescue distressed urban areas.
    • And this time, the defeat of a civilisation will have been inflicted by its own side.