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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Stuart London:

    He used a takedown technique he was taught in the academy, he said he never exerted any pressure on the windpipe and never intended to injure Mr. Garner.

  2. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu:

    The Way of Heaven is to benefit others and not to injure.The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.

  3. Chinese:

    Those who cause dissensions in order to injure other people are preparing pitfalls for their own ruin.

  4. Bharavi:

    The noble-minded dedicate themselves to the promotion of the happiness of others?even of those who injure them. True happiness consists in making happy.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of injure

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