- Inure is defined as to make someone accustomed to a bad situation.
An example of inure is when the excessive rain in Seattle makes people accustomed to rain.
transitive verbinured, inuring
Origin of inureMiddle English (in past participle enured) ; from in ure, in practice ; from in, in + ure, practice, work ; from Old French eure, ovre ; from Classical Latin opera, work: see opera
transitive verbin·ured, in·ur·ing, in·ures also en·ured or en·ur·ing or en·ures
Origin of inureMiddle English, back-formation from enured, customary, from in ure : in, in; see in1 + ure, use (from Old French euvre, uevre, work, from Latin opera, activity associated with work; see op- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present inures, present participle inuring, simple past and past participle inured)
- To cause (someone) to become accustomed (to something); to habituate. [from 16th c.]
- (intransitive, chiefly law) To take effect, to be operative. [from 16th c.]
- Jim buys a beach house that includes the right to travel across the neighbor's property to get to the water. That right of way is said, cryptically, "to inure to the benefit of Jim".
inure - Legal Definition
- To be given or to be attributable to.
- To become used to.