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1. injure

verb. ['ˈɪndʒɝ'] cause injuries or bodily harm to.

Synonyms

  • graze
  • stab
  • run down
  • excruciate
  • sprain
  • calk
  • wrick
  • overstretch
  • shock
  • disable
  • wound
  • rick
  • knife
  • incapacitate
  • torture
  • traumatise
  • harm
  • run over
  • skin
  • handicap
  • invalid
  • concuss
  • scrape
  • trample
  • pull
  • traumatize
  • hit
  • pip
  • bruise
  • twist
  • wrench
  • shoot
  • turn
  • contuse
  • maim
  • break
  • subluxate
  • fracture
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • spread
  • enable
  • uncoiled
  • good health

Etymology

  • injury (English)
  • injurie (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Injure

  • fringer
  • hinger
  • ginger

Sentences with injure


1. Verb, base form
You may injure yourself if you do not wait.

2. Adjective
Cats and dogs are likely to avoid or even injure opossums in an encounter.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Tornadoes typically kill 60 to 80 people per year and injure more than 1,500.

Quotes about injure


1. To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.
- Morihei Ueshiba

2. The success of the suffrage movement would injure women spiritually and intellectually, for they would be assuming a burden though they knew themselves unable to bear it. It is the sediment, not the wave, of a sex. It is the antithesis of that highest and sweetest mystery - conviction by submission, and conquest by sacrifice.
- John Boyle O'Reilly

3. A traitor is a betrayer - one who practices injury, while professing friendship. Benedict Arnold was a traitor, solely because, while professing friendship for the American cause, he attempted to injure it. An open enemy, however criminal in other respects, is no traitor.
- Lysander Spooner

2. injure

verb. ['ˈɪndʒɝ'] cause damage or affect negatively.

Synonyms

  • hurt

Antonyms

  • advantage
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • injury (English)
  • injurie (Anglo-Norman)

3. injure

verb. ['ˈɪndʒɝ'] hurt the feelings of.

Synonyms

  • kindle
  • chagrin
  • humble
  • provoke
  • affront
  • wound
  • spite
  • sting
  • elicit
  • enkindle
  • arouse
  • evoke
  • abase
  • lacerate
  • insult
  • bruise
  • raise
  • diss
  • humiliate
  • offend
  • mortify
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • legitimate
  • unexpired
  • ride
  • adduct

Etymology

  • injury (English)
  • injurie (Anglo-Norman)
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