inure inure  /ɪ ˈnjʊr/


  • (v) cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate



  1. If the baseball team continues to lose, they will inure themselves to the agony of defeat.
  2. Steve is inured to the physical pain but the mental agony is however another matter.
  3. Folks staying close to the airport would need a magic potion to inure them from the noise of the jets taking off in the middle of the night.


  1. "Establishing this fund will require some new revenue, but the costs will be offset almost 10-1 by the cost savings that will inure to the benefit of every Pennsylvanian," Rendell said Thursday.
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Ed Rendell Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Support of any kind, Justice Kennedy said, "will ultimately inure to the benefit of a terrorist organization, and we have a governmental interest in not allowing that."
    on Feb 23, 2010 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: New York Times

  3. "What these scandals are revolving around is a way of life that does not appear to be Hastert's way of life," Wertheimer said. "That may be the principal reason why this scandal does not inure to him."
    on Jan 16, 2006 By: Fred Wertheimer Source: Washington Post

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