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1 Translation result for afflict in Spanish


afflict verb

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afflicted, has afflicted, is afflicting, afflicts
afligir, aquejar

Example sentences of
afflict verb

  • The disease afflicts an estimated two million people every year.
  • the South was afflicted by a severe drought

Synonyms of
afflict verb

Detailed synonyms for afflict verb

Afflict, try, torment, torture, rack, vex, plague significan imponer a una persona algo muy duro de llevar.
  • Afflict se aplica a la causación de cualquier dolor o sufrimento, de una irritación aguda, de vergüenza o de cualquier tipo de aflicción <the endless troubles that have afflicted central Africa>.
    antonyms: comfort
  • Try connota la imposición de algo que agota las facultades de resistencia o del dominio de sí mismo <young children often try their parents' patience>.
  • Torment connota persecución o la imposición repetida de sufrimiento o angustia <the horses are tormented by flies>.
  • Torture indica dolor o sufrimiento inaguantable <tortured his captive by withholding food>.
  • Rack indica una fuerza agotadora o desgarradora <a mind racked by guilt>.
  • Vex implica causar problemas o angustia, pero raramente de tipo serio <vexed by the heat and the mosquitoes>.
  • Plague enfatiza el atacar con algo que asemeja a una enfermedad o calamidad, generalmente dolorosamente y persistentemente <crime plagues the inner city>.

Reverse translation for afflict

afligir  - to distress, to upset, to afflict 
aquejar  - to afflict 
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