injure


injure
in·jure vt in·jured, in·jur·ing
1: to interfere with or violate the legally protected interests of: as
a: to harm the physical, emotional, or mental well-being of
b: to cause (another) to suffer from damage to, deprivation of, or interference with property or a property interest
c: to violate the constitutionally or otherwise legally protected rights of
2: to mar or impair the soundness or appearance of (as a building): deface

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

injure
I (harm) verb abuse, aggravate, blemish, bruise, brutalize, cripple, damage, debase, debilitate, deface, disable, 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 II (persecute) verb affront, annoy, asperse, blacken, calumniate, defame, denigrate, disadvantage, disparage, insult, libel, malign, offend, oppress, prejudice, slander, subvert, traduce, vilify, wrong III index abuse (misuse), abuse (victimize), aggravate (annoy), brutalize, damage, debase, debilitate, deface, disable, disadvantage, endanger, eviscerate, harm, harrow, ill use, impair, inflict, maim, mishandle (maltreat), mistreat, molest (annoy), mutilate, offend (insult), persecute, spoil (impair), subvert, sully, violate, vitiate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


injure
v.
To harm or damage a person or property.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


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.

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  • injure — Injure, Iniuria, Maledictum, Probrum. Injure verbale, Conuitium, Maledictum. B. Laide injure, Blasphemia. Laisser l injure, Concedere iniuriae. Par injure, Contumeliae causa. Nulle injure m a esmeu, Nulla iniuria meipsum pepulit. Prendre à injure …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • injure — INJURE. s. f. Tort, outrage de fait ou de parole. Grande injure. injure atroce, sanglante, irreparable. faire injure, faire une injure à quelqu un. endurer, souffrir une injure. oublier, pardonner les injures. repousser les injures. venger l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • injure — injure, harm, hurt, damage, impair, mar, spoil all mean to affect someone or something so as to rob it of soundness, strength, or perfection or to reduce its value, usefulness, or effectiveness. Injure in its earliest and still frequent sense… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Injure — In jure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Injured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Injuring}.] [L. injuriari, fr. injuria injury, perh. through F. injurier to insult, in OF. also, to injure; or perhaps fr. E. injury, or F. injure injury. See {Injury}.] To do harm to; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • injure — in‧jure [ˈɪndʒə ǁ ər] verb [transitive] 1. to cause physical harm to someone or to yourself, for example in an accident: • He sought compensation after being injured by a defective product. 2. to make an industry, economy, company, or investor… …   Financial and business terms

  • injure — [in′jər] vt. injured, injuring [altered < earlier injury, to harm < LME injurien < MFr injurier < L injuriari < injuria: see INJURY] 1. to do physical harm or damage to; hurt 2. to offend (one s feelings, pride, etc.); wound 3. to… …   English World dictionary

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  • injure — (v.) mid 15c., do an injustice to, dishonor, probably a back formation from INJURY (Cf. injury), or else from M.Fr. injuriier, from L. injurare. Injury also served as a verb (late 15c.). Related: Injured; injuring …   Etymology dictionary

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