inflict


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to cause to undergo or bear (something unwelcome or damaging, for example)

to force (another) to accept a burden

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Judge Alan Conrad QC told the 20-year-old - who has himself been the victim of an attack in the past - he was 'clearly an intelligent young man with potential' but added: "The use of a weapon to inflict such serious injury means only immediate custody can be justified.
Pakistan being a victim of terrorism understands the pain and agony that such incidents inflict upon the people and society.
Ordinarily, people who inflict this level of injury on vulnerable people receive immediate custodial sentences.
A MAN who battered a church organist to death as he walked to Midnight Mass has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years by a judge, who told him: "Why you wished to inflict violence on another human being on Christmas Eve is known only to you.
If they can inflict such evil cruelty on a defenceless bird, what are they going to be doing in a few years time?
Vasey, 28, of Blackhill Avenue, Wallsend, is alleged to have attempted to inflict grievous bodily harm on the child and is also accused of two cruelty charges.
THE DELHI High Court on Wednesday asked a lawyer to inflict wounds upon himself before the police to prove that his wife had done the same to herself to frame him in a criminal case.
Not only do they forget about the pain they inflict on the animals, they always forget about the pain and heartache they inflict on the people who own them.
2 : to cause to be put up with inflict punishment <.
The fact that he wanted to inflict that same death on hundreds more will not be lost on anyone.
They showed that someone with a relatively small amount of training and a crude cutting instrument could inflict serious bodily injury or death.
Research indicates that those who have been repeatedly abused are the most likely to inflict self injury (Favazza & Rosenthal, 1993; Kehrberg, 1997; McLane, 1996; Simpson, 1981; Zila & Kiselica, 2001).
BULLIES inflict pain, fear and humiliation on their victims, as did the eight-year-old who mugged a grandmother.
A well-armed state like Israel can and does inflict far more violence on the Palestinians t han the Palestinians have been able to inflict on Israelis.
The purpose of prosecutions is to calibrate accountability and inflict punishment, not to promote forgiveness.