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Synonyms for injure
ˈɪn dʒərin·jure

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Wiktionary

  1. injureverb

    Antonyms:
    praise, preserve, help, benefit

  2. injureverb

    Antonyms:
    help, praise, benefit, preserve

  3. injureverb

    Antonyms:
    preserve, praise, benefit, help

  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.

    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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. injureverb

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

  2. injureverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. injureverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "injure":

    hurt, wound, harm

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How to use injure in a sentence?

  1. Stuart London:

    He used a takedown technique he was taught in the academy, he said he never exerted any pressure on the windpipe and never intended to injure Mr. Garner.

  2. 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.

  3. Al Bello/Getty Images:

    We see you, value you and accept you. My role ; however, is also to stand up here, having asked our world governing body, FINA, to investigate, deliberate and uphold the cornerstone of fairness in elite women’s competition, and it pains me that this part of my role, may injure, infuriate and potentially alienate people from an already-marginalized trans community.

  4. Christopher Bannon:

    I've seen way too many people injure themselves, so this was more of a mindset to me, a common sense mindset to me, as far as trying to prevent them from going down that road and potentially injuring themselves.

  5. Abraham Lincoln:

    While the people retain their virtue, and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government, in the short space of four years.


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