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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.


Tort Law.


(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


(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
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