- v cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
He was inured to the cold
- If the baseball team continues to lose, they will inure themselves to the agony of defeat.
- Steve is inured to the physical pain but the mental agony is however another matter.
- 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.
- Ed Rendell in BusinessWeek
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.
- Anthony Kennedy in New York Times
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."
- Fred Wertheimer in Washington Post
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."