how to pronounce afflict

/əfˈlɪkt/

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The above transcription of afflict is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

afflict is pronounced in two syllables

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əflɪkt

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An example use of afflict in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… afflicted and afflict the comfortable …”

meanings of afflict

verb:

  1. To cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress.
  2. To strike or cast down; to overthrow.
  3. To make low or humble.

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