Incur vs Infect - What's the difference?

incur | infect |


In lang=en terms the difference between incur and infect

is that incur is to render liable or subject to; to occasion while infect is to make somebody enthusiastic about one's own passion.

As verbs the difference between incur and infect

is that incur is to bring upon oneself or expose oneself to, especially something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to become liable or subject to while infect is to bring into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen).

As an adjective infect is

(obsolete) infected.

incur

English

Alternative forms

* encur

Verb

(incurr)
  • To bring upon oneself or expose oneself to, especially something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to become liable or subject to.
  • * 1891 , Henry Graham Dakyns (translator), The works of Xenophon , ",
  • [T]he master in his wrath may easily incur worse evil himself than he inflicts—[...]
  • * 1910 , ,
  • And here it is to be noted that hatred is incurred as well on account of good actions as of bad;
  • (chiefly, legal) To render somebody liable or subject to.
  • * 1861 , ,
  • The least neglect of duty will incur [...] the penalty of thirty-nine well laid on in the morning.
  • (obsolete) To enter or pass into.
  • (obsolete) To fall within a period or scope; to occur; to run into danger.
  • To render liable or subject to; to occasion.
  • * Chapman
  • Lest you incur me much more damage in my fame than you have done me pleasure in preserving my life.

    Synonyms

    * (To bring down or expose oneself to) encounter, contract * (render liable or subject to) occasion

    Anagrams

    *

    infect

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To bring into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen).
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , title= In the News , volume=101, issue=3, page=193, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola.}}
  • To make somebody enthusiastic about one's own passion.
  • Antonyms

    * disinfect

    Derived terms

    * infection * infectible

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Infected.
  • * 1602 , , I. iii. 187:
  • And in the imitation of these twain, / Who, as Ulysses says, opinion crowns / With an imperial voice, many are infect .
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