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Inure \In*ure"\, v. i. To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, a gift of lands inures to the heirs. [Written also enure.]


vb. 1 to inure; to become accustomed or desensitized to something unpleasant due to constant exposure. 2 (context intransitive chiefly legal English) With "to": to take effect, to be operative.

Usage examples of "enure".

His attitude, his enure approach to life, needed words and exclamations that she herself was not capable of giving.

All the pilgrims - men, women, and children - are submerged EN CHEMISE, and the saturated linen is carefully wrapped up and preserved as a burial-dress that shall enure for salvation in the realms of death.

He came back with a can of whitewash and painted a thin coat across the enure canvas of both paintings.

By suffering her to do whatever she pleases, I have enured her to a habit of being pleased to do whatever I like.

The fruits of victory enured to them, quite as much in consequence of the active combination of the partisan captains, as by the vigor of their own arms.

Their loss, however, was such, that the advantages of the field enured to the Americans.

These efforts to render his calamity tolerable, and enure him to the profiting by his own resources, were aided by time, and, when reconciled by habit to unrespited gloom, he was, sometimes, visited by gleams of cheerfulness, and drew advantageous comparisons between his present and former situation.

Not that they durst without his leave attempt, But us he sends upon his high behests For state, as Sovran King, and to enure Our prompt obedience.