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in·jure

(in'jŭr),
To wound, hurt, or harm.

injure

(ĭn′jər)
tr.v. in·jured, in·juring, in·jures
1.
a. To cause physical harm to; hurt: The accident injured the passengers. The fall injured his knee.
b. To experience injury in (oneself or a body part): She injured her ankle climbing down the hill.
2.
a. To cause damage to; impair: The gossip injured his reputation.
b. To commit an injustice or offense against; wrong: people who were injured by the false accusations.
3. To cause distress to; wound: injured their feelings.

in′jur·er n.
References in classic literature ?
Undoubtedly he ought to injure those who are both wicked and his enemies.
Which errors, had he lived, were not enough to injure him had he not made a sixth by taking away their dominions from the Venetians; because, had he not aggrandized the Church, nor brought Spain into Italy, it would have been very reasonable and necessary to humble them; but having first taken these steps, he ought never to have consented to their ruin, for they, being powerful, would always have kept off others from designs on Lombardy, to which the Venetians would never have consented except to become masters themselves there; also because the others would not wish to take Lombardy from France in order to give it to the Venetians, and to run counter to both they would not have had the courage.
SOCRATES: Nor when injured injure in return, as the many imagine; for we must injure no one at all?
He requested that the Wolf pull it out, lest when he ate him it should injure his throat.