addict (one) to

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addict (one) to

To become, or cause someone else to become, dependent on a particular substance or thing. That first use of cocaine addicted me to it. So many people have addicted themselves to caffeine.
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addict someone to something

to cause someone to become habituated to something, usually alcohol or some another drug. The hospital personnel were thought to have addicted John to morphine. She ended up addicting herself to the substance.
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References in classic literature ?
You yourself know that I am not addicted to bloodthirstiness, and therefore that I cannot really be guilty of the fault in question, seeing that neither my mind nor my heart have participated in it.
Whether the trouble was anything more serious than "incompatibility of temper," he is probably the only living person that knows: he is not addicted to the vice of confidences.
He is much addicted to overestimating his own perfections, and to undervaluing those of his rival or his enemy; a trait which may possibly be thought corroborative of the Mosaic account of the creation.
Young Halpin was of a dreamy, indolent and rather romantic turn, somewhat more addicted to literature than law, the profession to which he was bred.
He then launched forth into the most bitter invectives both against men and women; accusing the former of having no attachment but to their interest, and the latter of being so addicted to vicious inclinations that they could never be safely trusted with one of the other sex.
He was a bold fellow," observed Charley, who was himself somewhat addicted to a similar mode or settling disputes.
We must not omit to observe, however, in qualification of the sanctity of this Sabbath in the wilderness, that these tribes who are all ardently addicted to gambling and horseracing, make Sunday a peculiar day for recreations of the kind, not deeming them in any wise out of season.
He had a considerable independence besides two good livings -- and he was not in the least addicted to locking up his daughters.
and somewhat addicted to dancing and the theft of children.
Have republics in practice been less addicted to war than monarchies?
Summary: A girl was found addicted to tramadol pills after her mother gave it to children for minor ailments.
Raihana Haidari said unfortunately, the individuals addicted to drugs did not disclose the facts and trauma they faced.
This strange request comes from an aggrieved father whose 20- yearold son has become addicted to drugs and the family has exhausted all alternative but to seek a jail term to reform their son.
So, do we just shrug at the cheater and say, "You have a moral problem," or do we look a little deeper to see if the person actually is addicted to sex?
We also work on enhancing the self esteem of family members through specialists to protect them from falling into the same trap," she said, adding that many wives also become addicted to drugs due to the pressures of having to maintain and care for husbands who are addicts.