Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb afflict

2 senses of afflict

Sense 1
afflict -- (cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents")
       => upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit -- (cause to lose one's composure)

Sense 2
afflict, smite -- (cause physical pain or suffering in; "afflict with the plague")
       => damage -- (inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree")

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