What does injure mean?

Definitions for injure
ˈɪn dʒərin·jure

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word injure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. injure, wound(verb)

    cause injuries or bodily harm to

  2. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite(verb)

    hurt the feelings of

    "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"

  3. hurt, injure(verb)

    cause damage or affect negatively

    "Our business was hurt by the new competition"

Wiktionary

  1. injure(Verb)

    To wound or cause physical harm to a living creature.

  2. injure(Verb)

    To damage or impair.

  3. injure(Verb)

    To do injustice to.

  4. Origin: From injury, from injurie, from iniuria, from in- + ius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Injure(verb)

    to do harm to; to impair the excellence and value of; to hurt; to damage; -- used in a variety of senses; as: (a) To hurt or wound, as the person; to impair soundness, as of health. (b) To damage or lessen the value of, as goods or estate. (c) To slander, tarnish, or impair, as reputation or character. (d) To impair or diminish, as happiness or virtue. (e) To give pain to, as the sensibilities or the feelings; to grieve; to annoy. (f) To impair, as the intellect or mind

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Injure

    in′jōōr, v.t. to wrong, harm: to damage: to annoy.—n. In′jurer, one who injures.—adj. Inju′rious, tending to injure: unjust: wrongful: mischievous: damaging reputation.—adv. Inju′riously.—ns. Inju′riousness; In′jury, that which injures: wrong: mischief: annoyance: (Pr. Bk.) insult, offence. [Fr. injurier—L. injuriāriinjuria, injury—in, not, jus, juris, law.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'injure' in Verbs Frequency: #624

How to pronounce injure?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say injure in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of injure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of injure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of injure in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

    Never injure a friend, even in jest.

  2. Sheriff Newell Normand:

    Fortunately, he didn't seriously injure anybody.

  3. Seneca:

    Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.

  4. Seneca:

    Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.

  5. David Boren:

    I hope they think long and hard about how words can injure and hurt other people.

Images & Illustrations of injure

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