Addict vs Edict - What's the difference?

addict | edict |


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.

addict

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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)
  • Derived terms

    * cyberaddict * drug addict * sex addict

    Synonyms

    * (person who is addicted) junkie (one addicted to a drug), slave * (adherent or fan) adherent, aficionado, devotee, enthusiast, fan, habitue * See also

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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)
  • They addict themselves to the civil law.
  • * (rfdate) (Francis Beaumont) &
  • He is addicted to his study.
  • * (rfdate) (Adventurer)
  • That part of mankind that addict their minds to speculations.
  • * (rfdate) (Thomas Fuller)
  • His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity.
  • * (rfdate), (Thomas Babington Macaulay)
  • A man gross ... and addicted to low company.
  • (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.
  • Synonyms

    * get (someone) hooked * (devote) consecrate, dedicate, devote * (adapt) adapt, fit

    Derived terms

    * addicting * addictive

    Anagrams

    * English heteronyms

    edict

    English

    (wikipedia edict)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a proclamation of law or other authoritative command
  • Anagrams

    * cited