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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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.
One day, then, as Allworthy was walking in his garden, the doctor came to him, and, with great gravity of aspect, and all the concern which he could possibly affect in his countenance, said, "I am come, sir, to impart an affair to you of the utmost consequence; but how shall I mention to you what it almost distracts me to think of!" 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.
It was nocturnal in its habits, and somewhat addicted to dancing and the theft of children.
Have republics in practice been less addicted to war than monarchies?
The report said in Punjab the prisoners who are addicted to drugs have been allocated barracks that are called recovery centres.
Talking to the scribe, a drug-addict from Mardan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Raheem Khan, who has been addicted to heroin for over the last 10 years, when asked how you are living your life.
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The drug treatment report for the first six months of this year said 3,231 drug users, 3,108 of whom were addicted to methamphetamine and 123 to heroin, received treatment.
More than 800,000 people in Pakistan between age of 15 to 65 are addicted to use heroin, and many other drugs according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).