- to do or cause harm of any kind to; damage; hurt; impair: to injure one's hand.
- to do wrong or injustice to.
- to wound or offend: to injure a friend's feelings.
Origin of injure
Synonyms for injure
Antonyms for injure
Examples from the Web for injurer
Historical Examples of injurer
How hard it is for an injurer to forgive him he has injured!Barrington
Charles James Lever
I do not envy you, sir; it is always better to be the injured than the injurer.Bristol Bells
I sunk to the ground, and my injurer, with increased swiftness, escaped into the wood.Frankenstein
Mary W. Shelley
These two men have quarrelled, and it is impossible to say which of them is the injured and which the injurer.The Browning Cyclopdia
But though the injured may forgive, the injurer seldom does.The Life of Benjamin Franklin
Mason Locke Weems
- to cause physical or mental harm or suffering to; hurt or wound
- to offend, esp by an injustice
Word Origin for injure
mid-15c., "do an injustice to, dishonor," probably a back-formation from injury, or else from Middle French injuriier, from Latin injurare. Injury also served as a verb (late 15c.). Related: Injured; injuring.