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  1. incurverb

    To render somebody liable or subject to.


  2. incurverb

    contract, encounter

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incur

    meet, run

    avoid, shun, elude, escape

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incurverb

    make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to

    "People who smoke incur a great danger to their health"

    obtain, find, receive, get

  2. receive, get, find, obtain, incurverb

    receive a specified treatment (abstract)

    "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"

    pick up, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, find oneself, become, sustain, receive, retrieve, scram, prevail, amaze, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, hold, go, rule, fix, stick, pay back, regain, happen, suffer, feel, beat, set about, get down, get under one's skin, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, welcome, arrest, meet, witness, bring, bewilder, see, mother, chance, take, buzz off, catch, let, come up, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, invite, ascertain, get, generate, capture, find, baffle, produce, get hold, start out, pose, vex, aim, induce, find out, perplex, recover, bump, notice, gravel, begin, fetch, father, determine, commence, discover, encounter, arrive, set out, convey, acquire, come, line up, pay off, detect, bugger off, cause, take in, observe, nonplus

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incurverb

    contract, become liable to, become subject to

  2. incurverb

    bring on

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "incur":

    hire, engage, assume

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  1. Frederick Douglas:

    I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.

  2. Mike Lee:

    Unvaccinated Americans aren’t the enemy, we should not be forcing employers to fire some of their valuable, and now hard to find, workers. We shouldn’t be threatening business owners with closure who do not wish to police their workforce’s decisions. Many simply cannot incur the cost of this enforcement in this economy.

  3. Scott Ingalsbe:

    We just couldn't incur the cost.

  4. Brian Ginsberg:

    The law has changed, yes. But the retrospective historical fact of whether the NRA and its members did or did not incur compensatory damages has not changed, they could have done that in their initial complaint. They didn't do it. They could have done it in their first amended complaint. They didn't … Nor did they attempt … in their proposed second amended complaint.

  5. Anicia MIller:

    I was disappointed that I can't start freshman year there and meet people and get involved with clubs, but we're in a pandemic. I don't see a point in taking a health risk for Anicia MIller or my family. And to go on campus and incur those room and board costs just to take classes online seemed like unnecessary charges to pay for.

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