- to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by to): inured to cold.
- to come into use; take or have effect.
- to become beneficial or advantageous.
Origin of inure
Examples from the Web for inure
He's going to live on deck to inure himself to the rigours of the Arctic climate.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
Uice where lawe is not to correcte, will inure itUice as a lawe by cu- stome.A booke called the Foundacion of Rhetorike
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
The better to inure him to it, he was never allowed to be sober for a moment.Pretty Michal
She found, however, that it was one to which she must inure herself.Persuasion
- (tr; often passive often foll by to) to cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
- (intr) (esp of a law, etc) to come into operation; take effect
Word Origin and History 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.