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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 ?
Does it stand to reason that a man, any man not a lunatic, would so injure himself, and continue to injure himself, by striking the soft and sensitive parts of his face with a stone?
If you had been a man, you villain, you would have scorned to injure a woman in that manner.
I have the sense to see that I'm not always quite correct, but sometimes I think that's no great matter, as long as I injure nobody but myself - '