The Captain’s Log

Pontifications of The Great and Terrible Captain Cucamunga.

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 08:09:50 EDT


To inure someone is to accustom that person to an undesirable situation.

Coaches inure you to physical suffering when they train you to do something physically demanding. “No pain: No gain,” they say.

We inure ourselves when we apply discipline to ourselves to get unpleasant jobs done.

We inure ourselves when we push ourselves up long learning curves to increase our expertise.

Cult leaders inure cult members to accept abuse with the promise of spiritual rewards.

An intransitive version of to inure means to come into effect.