injure


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Injure

To interfere with the legally protected interest of another or to inflict harm on someone, for which an action may be brought. To damage or impair.

The term injure is comprehensive and can apply to an injury to a person or property.

Cross-references

Tort Law.

injure

(Harm), verb abuse, aggravate, blemish, bruise, brutalize, cripple, damage, debase, debilitate, deface, disfigure, do harm to, endanger, eviscerate, harrow, hit, hurt, ill treat, ill use, impair, inflict, inflict pain, lacerate, maim, maltreat, mangle, mar, mishandle, mistreat, misuse, molest, mutilate, spoil, violate, vitiate, wound

injure

(Persecute), verb affront, annoy, asperse, blacken, calumniate, defame, denigrate, disadvantage, insult, libel, malign, offend, oppress, prejudice, slander, subvert, traduce, vilify, wrong
See also: abuse, aggravate, annoy, brutalize, damage, debase, debilitate, deface, disable, disadvantage, endanger, eviscerate, harm, harrow, impair, inflict, insult, maim, maltreat, mishandle, mistreat, misuse, molest, mutilate, offend, persecute, spoil, subvert, sully, victimize, violate, vitiate
References in classic literature ?
But, indeed, it is nonsense to talk about injuring no one but yourself: it is impossible to injure yourself, especially by such acts as we allude to, without injuring hundreds, if not thousands, besides, in a greater or less, degree, either by the evil you do or the good you leave undone.
Encouraging the student to be around others when wanting to injure can be helpful, as self-harm is rarely done when others are nearby (Dallam).
Terrorist attacks with 20 mortar shells injure 4 children in Idleb