verb (used with object)
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It is thanks to Blake that the Soviet Union avoided very serious military and political damage which the United States and Great Britain could have inflicted on it.George Blake, notorious Cold War double agent who helped Soviets, dies at 98|Taylor Shapiro|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
Benedetti and his colleagues inflicted pain on their volunteers by cutting off circulation to their arms.
They cited his record of public service and the self-inflicted damage to his reputation, prospects for practicing law or working in national security positions, and the ability to support his wife and their first child, due in March.U.S. seeks prison time for ex-FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to altering email in Russia probe|Spencer Hsu|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
Though he now lives in tony Palo Alto, Tenev brings up his childhood experience with Communism frequently, invoking the economic hardships and deprivations that the system inflicted.Robinhood’s next adventure: Stealing market share from the rich|Jeff|December 3, 2020|Fortune
Lockdown restrictions during February, March, and April brought travel within China to a halt, inflicting a hefty toll on the country’s domestic travel industry.China’s most popular holiday travel destination is in Wuhan, the onetime COVID epicenter|Grady McGregor|September 29, 2020|Fortune
It is also memories like these that make it easier to write scenes of inflicting pain upon male perpetrators.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark|Julia Grinberg|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The implication is that she might even have assisted her husband inflicting his superficial wounds.
So far, neither America nor Europe has shown much disposition to bear the inevitable costs of inflicting pain on Russia.
Gómez and Barros have been charged with forced slavery, inflicting bodily harm on a child and false imprisonment.Argentinian Teen Was Starved and Held Captive With a Canine For 9 Years|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Army wants a handheld directed-energy weapon that is capable of both inflicting pain or using lethal force.
Heavy firing continued all that afternoon, inflicting great loss on the rebels, whilst the Spaniards lost one soldier.
It was a disappointment to the Americans who had looked forward to inflicting a decisive and crushing defeat on the enemy.
The knife had slipped, and only cut the flesh, without inflicting a serious wound on the clever Indian.The Border Rifles|Gustave Aimard
They directed the master of the house to keep a “palmer,” or instrument for inflicting pain upon the palm of the open hand.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
There have been cases where men seem to have delighted in inflicting injuries or death upon fellow creatures from pure malice.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley