verb (used with object), in·ured, in·ur·ing.
verb (used without object), in·ured, in·ur·ing.
Origin of inure
Examples from the Web for inure
She found, however, that it was one to which she must inure herself.Persuasion|Jane Austen
I dressed them warmly, and then tried to inure them to all weathers, as I had always done my own child.Rose Clark|Fanny Fern
At the least, a prince may animate and inure some meaner persons, to be as it were scourges, to ambitious men.Essays|Francis Bacon
For which purpose Plato teacheth us that we ought to inure ourselves to fear, blame and disgrace more than labor and danger.Essays and Miscellanies|Plutarch
They expect the folly of its leaders to inure to the benefit of the Whigs.Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 1|Samuel J. Tilden
Word Origin for inure
early 15c., in ure "in practice," from obsolete ure "work, practice, exercise, use," probably from Old French uevre, oeuvre "work," from Latin opera (see opus). Related: Inured; inuring.