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Synonyms for injure
ˈɪn dʒər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. injure, wound(verb)

    cause injuries or bodily harm to

    Synonyms:
    spite, wound, bruise, hurt, offend

  2. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite(verb)

    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, injure(verb)

    cause damage or affect negatively

    "Our business was hurt by the new competition"

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

Wiktionary

  1. injure(verb)

    Antonyms:
    benefit, praise, preserve, help

  2. injure(verb)

    Antonyms:
    help, praise, benefit, preserve

  3. injure(verb)

    Antonyms:
    preserve, help, benefit, praise

  4. injure(verb)

    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.

    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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. injure

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

    Antonyms:
    benefit, profit, repair, advance, advantage

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. injure(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    maltreat, wrong, abuse, do wrong to, do an ill office to, treat unjustly

  2. injure(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    harm, hurt, damage, spoil, impair, mar, disfigure, do harm to, PLAY THE DEUCE WITH

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. injure(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    hurt, wound, harm

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How to use injure in a sentence?

  1. Isaac Asimov, Laws of Robotics from I. Robot, 1950:

    One, a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm;Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

  2. Phil Derner of NYCaviation.com:

    Going into an engine can destroy an engine, going into the cockpit window can injure a pilot or even kill a pilot.

  3. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

    Never injure a friend, even in jest.

  4. David Boren:

    I hope they think long and hard about how words can injure and hurt other people.

  5. Dr Homer:

    It's difficult to work out a way to injure someone with this laser because the energy is so low.


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