inure
verb (inured; inuring) Etymology: Middle English enuren, from in ure customary, from putten in ure to use, put into practice, part translation of Anglo-French mettre en ovre, en uevre Date: 15th century transitive verb to accustom to accept something undesirable <
children inured to violence
>
intransitive verb to become of advantage <
policies that inure to the benefit of employees
>
inurement noun

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  • inure — in·ure /i nu̇r, nyu̇r/ vi in·ured, in·ur·ing: to become of advantage usu. used in the phrase inure to the benefit of Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. inure …   Law dictionary

  • Inure — In*ure , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inuring}.] [From pref. in in + ure use, work. See {Ure} use, practice, {Opera}, and cf. {Manure}.] To apply in use; to train; to discipline; to use or accustom till use gives little or no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inure — In*ure , v. i. To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, a gift of lands inures to the heirs. [Written also {enure}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inure — (v.) early 15c., in ure in practice, from obsolete ure work, practice, exercise, use, probably from O.Fr. uevre, oeuvre work, from L. opera (see OPUS (Cf. opus)). Related: Inured; inuring …   Etymology dictionary

  • inure — *habituate, accustom, addict Analogous words: *adapt, adjust, accommodate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inure — [v] accustom acclimate, familiarize, habituate, harden, make ready, season, toughen, train; concepts 15,38 …   New thesaurus

  • inure — ► VERB (usu. be inured to) ▪ accustom to something, especially something unpleasant. ORIGIN from an Old French phrase meaning in use or practice …   English terms dictionary

  • inure — [in yoor′, i noor′] vt. inured, inuring [ME (in pp. enured) < in ure, in practice < in, in + ure, practice, work < OFr eure, ovre < L opera, work: see OPERA1] to make accustomed to something difficult, painful, etc.; habituate vi. to… …   English World dictionary

  • inure — v. (formal) (d; tr.) to inure to (to inure smb. to hardship; inured to danger) * * * [ɪ njʊə] (formal) (d; tr.) to inure to (to inure smb. to hardship; inured to danger) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inure — in|ure [ıˈnjuə US ıˈnjur] v inure to [inure sb to sth] phr v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: ure usual practice (15 18 centuries), from Old French uevre work, practice , from Latin opera works ] to make someone become used to something unpleasant, so… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inure — /ənˈjuə / (say uhn yoohuh), /ɪn / (say in ) verb (i) (inured, inuring) 1. to come into use; take or have effect. –phrase 2. inure to, to toughen or harden (someone) to by exercise; accustom to; habituate to: to inure a person to danger. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

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