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Antonyms for injure
ˈɪn dʒər

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term injure.

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  1. injureverb

    Antonyms:
    benefit, praise, preserve, help

  2. injureverb

    Antonyms:
    help, praise, benefit, preserve

  3. injureverb

    Antonyms:
    preserve, help, benefit, praise

  4. injureverb

    Antonyms:
    preserve, help, benefit, praise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. injure

    Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that may damage the property and injure its sale; he may abuse it by needless defacement or neglect. It is possible to abuse a man without harming him, as when the criminal vituperates the judge; or to harm a man without abusing him, as when the witness tells the truth about the criminal. Defame, malign, rail at, revile, slander, vilify, and vituperate are used always in a bad sense. One may be justly reproached. To impose on or to victimize one is to injure him by abusing his confidence. To persecute one is to ill-treat him for opinion's sake, commonly for religious belief; to oppress is generally for political or pecuniary motives. "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy," Deut. xxiv, 14. Misemploy, misuse, and pervert are commonly applied to objects rather than to persons. A dissolute youth misemploys his time, misuses his money and opportunities, harms his associates, perverts his talents, wrongs his parents, ruins himself, abuses every good gift of God.

    Antonyms:
    applaud, benefit, care for, cherish, conserve, consider, eulogize, extol, favor, laud, panegyrize, praise, protect, regard, respect, shield, sustain, tend, uphold, vindicate

    Synonyms:
    abuse, aggrieve, damage, defame, defile, disparage, harm, ill-treat, ill-use, impose on, impose upon, malign, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, prostitute, rail at, ravish, reproach, revile, ruin, slander, victimize, vilify, violate, vituperate, wrong

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. injure

    Antonyms:
    benefit, profit, repair, advance, advantage

    Synonyms:
    damage, wound, hurt, wrong, impair, maltreat, cripple, mar, spoil, sully, harm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. injure, woundverb

    cause injuries or bodily harm to

    Synonyms:
    spite, wound, bruise, hurt, offend

  2. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spiteverb

    hurt the feelings of

    "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"

    Synonyms:
    hurt, suffer, smart, violate, shock, appall, wound, transgress, scandalise, pique, contuse, appal, scandalize, outrage, bruise, go against, breach, pain, offend, infract, spite, anguish, ache, break

  3. hurt, injureverb

    cause damage or affect negatively

    "Our business was hurt by the new competition"

    Synonyms:
    smart, hurt, wound, bruise, offend, ache, suffer, anguish, spite, pain

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. injureverb

    Synonyms:
    damage, harm, hurt, impair, disfigure, maim, mar, wound

How to use injure in a sentence?

  1. Christopher Hart:

    Americans have a longstanding affinity with railroads and railroad tracks, but train tracks are private property and are dangerous places where trains kill and injure hundreds of people every year.

  2. Arabic Proverb:

    Words of blame from those who are hostile to a great man cannot injure him. The moon is not hurt when barked at by a dog.

  3. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance.

  4. Seneca:

    Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.

  5. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu:

    The Way of Heaven is to benefit others and not to injure.The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.

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#25495cherish
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