In the following sentence:
Stephano intoxicates Trinculo and Caliban.
To me, the wording is awkward. I would like to find alternatives to intoxicates in formal writing, but I cannot discern what to use in this case without using to be.
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You could go for inebriates as well.
tr.v. in·e·bri·at·ed, in·e·bri·at·ing, in·e·bri·ates
- To make drunk; intoxicate.
- To exhilarate or stupefy as if with alcohol.