What is the difference between Afflict and Inflict?




What is the difference between Afflict and Inflict? :


Afflict :

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1 ) Cause trouble, pain, distress to somebody / something

She is afflicted with arthritis.

Severe droughts have afflicted many rural areas.



Inflict :

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1 ) Cause a blow – penalty to be suffered by someone

We inflicted crushing defeat on the enemy.

I inflicted a sever wound on the thief.


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2 ) Force someone to accept one’s unwelcome presence

He apologised for inflicting his company on us.

My uncle is inflicting himself on visiting us again this weekend.











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