inflict punishment

inflict punishment
index condemn (punish), convict, penalize

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • inflict — I verb administer a penalty, administer punishment, agitate, agonize, apply, beset, bring about, bring upon, burden, cause, cause to suffer, coerce, commit, deal, disquiet, distress, enforce, force, force upon, give pain, harass, harm, hurt,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • punishment — n. 1) to administer, mete out punishment to 2) to impose, inflict punishment on 3) to escape; suffer, take punishment 4) cruel, cruel and unusual; harsh, severe; just; light, mild punishment 5) capital; corporal; summary punishment 6) (mil.)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inflict — To impose as a burden. To cause, as to produce injury by striking. To impose as punishment pursuant to sentence. The word does not necessarily imply direct violence. There is no more appropriate use of the word than in connection with punishment… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Punishment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Punishment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 punishment punishment punition Sgm: N 1 chastisement chastisement chastening Sgm: N 1 correction correction castigation GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 discipline discipline …   English dictionary for students

  • punishment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Applying a penalty for an offense Nouns 1. punishment; chastisement, chastening; correction, castigation; discipline, infliction, trial; judgment, penalty; retribution; thunderbolt, nemesis; requital,… …   English dictionary for students

  • inflict — in•flict [[t]ɪnˈflɪkt[/t]] v. t. 1) to impose as something that must be borne or suffered: to inflict punishment[/ex] 2) to impose (anything unwelcome): to inflict a long visit on someone[/ex] 3) to deal or deliver, as a blow • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • inflict — /ɪnˈflɪkt / (say in flikt) verb (t) 1. to lay on: to inflict a dozen lashes. 2. to impose as something that must be borne or suffered: to inflict punishment. 3. to impose (anything unwelcome). {Latin inflictus, past participle, struck against}… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • inflict — inflictable, adj. inflicter, inflictor, n. inflictive, adj. /in flikt /, v.t. 1. to impose as something that must be borne or suffered: to inflict punishment. 2. to impose (anything unwelcome): The regime inflicted burdensome taxes on the people …   Universalium

  • inflict capital punishment — index execute (sentence to death) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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