Addict vs Edict - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between addict and edict
is that addict
is a person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug while edict
is a proclamation of law or other authoritative command.
As a verb addict
is to cause someone to become addicted, especially to a harmful drug.
A person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug
* He is an addict when it comes to chocolate cookies.
An adherent or fan (of something)
* drug addict
* sex addict
* (person who is addicted) junkie (one addicted to a drug), slave
* (adherent or fan) adherent, aficionado, devotee, enthusiast, fan, habitue
* See also
To cause someone to become addicted, especially to a harmful drug
To involve oneself in something habitually, to the exclusion of almost anything else.
* (rfdate), (John Evelyn)
* (rfdate) (Francis Beaumont) &
- They addict themselves to the civil law.
* (rfdate) (Adventurer)
- He is addicted to his study.
* (rfdate) (Thomas Fuller)
- That part of mankind that addict their minds to speculations.
* (rfdate), (Thomas Babington Macaulay)
- His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity.
(obsolete) To adapt; to make suitable; to fit.
* (rfdate) (John Evelyn)
* The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but the coldness of the place hinders the growth.
- A man gross ... and addicted to low company.
* get (someone) hooked
* (devote) consecrate, dedicate, devote
* (adapt) adapt, fit
a proclamation of law or other authoritative command