Synonyms of infect in English:

infect


See definition of infect

verb

1‘people with HIV can infect their partners’

SYNONYMS

pass infection to, transmit infection to, spread disease to, contaminate

cause infection in, cause disease in

2‘the nitrates were infecting more and more river systems’

SYNONYMS

contaminate, pollute, make impure, taint, foul, dirty, blight, spoil, mar, impair, damage, ruin

poison, radioactivate

rare vitiate

ANTONYMS

purify, disinfect

3‘his high spirits often infect all those present’

SYNONYMS

affect, have an effect on, influence, have an impact on, impact on, touch, take hold of

excite, inspire, stimulate, animate