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.

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

  2. injure(Verb)

    To damage or impair.

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

  3. injure(Verb)

    To do injustice to.

    Etymology: 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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    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. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

    Peter Liang was indicted, prosecuted and subsequently convicted by a jury because his reckless actions caused an innocent man to lose his life, there is no evidence, however, that he intended to kill or injure Akai Gurley. When Mr. Liang went into that building that night, he did so as part of his job and to keep the people of Brooklyn and our city safe.

  2. Isaac Asimov:

    One, a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

  3. Roger Federer:

    It was much better for me to look forward to the rest of the season, rest of my life, really, i didn't want to have setback after setback and injure Roger Federer maybe further. In hindsight, that was definitely the right decision.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    Dozens of toddlers injure themselves, even kill people with guns, because, not everyone who has loaded guns in their homes takes appropriate precautions.

  5. Lord Bertrand Russell:

    Hatred of enemies is easier and more intense than love of friends. But from men who are more anxious to injure opponents than to benefit the world at large no great good is to be expected.

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