Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Variant of inure.

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  • v. to inure; to become accustomed or desensitized to something unpleasant due to constant exposure.
  • v. to have effect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. See inure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See inure.

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Examples

  • The profits and honors which will result from a successful performance of such a duty, are attached to no sinecure, and we are perfectly willing that they should be left to "enure" to some abler pen than that which we wield.

    N. Carolina University Magazine

  • Please enure any mob you harangue into violence observes these and other important safety protocols.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Just got back from Avatar.

  • In the moons case it will help keep up its glow if the sun fades, might also enure the LUX factor we receive from the moon is greater, thereby reducing the need for driving lights on cars and street lighting, just think of all the electricity we could save.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Nbob wins…

  • The father of the current Batgirl taught her to fight but not to read, and shot her in fleshy parts to enure her to the pain.

    Robin Has the Worst Dad in the World

  • Just like Eisenhower's interstate highway system, the capital projects coming out of the stimulus plan and the Obama budgets are designed to create long-term wealth, and assets that will enure to the benefit of the next generation and the generation after that.

    Alan Fein: Generational Theft?

  • Going after the government, IOW Bush is the best way to enure this doesn't happen.

    Bob Ostertag: Reality Time at MyBarackObama.com

  • Hollywood A-listers -- Directors, lead actors, writers and others will soon have to bear more of the risk and enure pay cuts if their movie turns out to be a dog.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Hollywood Studios Rewriting Pay System for Their A-Listers

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    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Hollywood Studios Rewriting Pay System for Their A-Listers

  • Press Secretary is where confident young whelps cut their teeth, enure their hides to criticism, and move on to K Street.

    Good Choice

  • He endeavoured, therefore, to strengthen her mind; to enure her to habits of self - command; to teach her to reject the first impulse of her feelings, and to look, with cool examination, upon the disappointments he sometimes threw in her way.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

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  • rolig, thanks for pointing that out. It appears that inure is the primary spelling.

    November 9, 2009

  • an alternative spelling of inure.

    November 6, 2009

  • alternate definition
    enure -- a polite way of saying 'up yours!'

    November 6, 2009

  • en⋅ure  in-yoor, i-noor
    –verb (used with object)
    1.
    to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually fol. by to): inured to cold.
    –verb (used without object)
    2.
    to come into use; take or have effect.
    3.
    to become beneficial or advantageous.

    November 6, 2009