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inure (someone, something, or oneself) to (something)

To habituate someone, something, or oneself to something. A: "I'm sorry you had another terrible date." B: "Oh, it's fine, I've inured myself to a lifetime of loneliness."
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

inure someone or something to something

to accustom someone to someone or something. We wanted to inure you to this kind of problem, but here it is and you must face it. The coach inured the team to the thought of losing. She had long ago inured herself to criticism of this type.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Even though the broker was not party to the contacts of sale, the Court ruled that the contact clauses made specific reference the broker's representations, and thus, these barring provisions of the contract inure to the broker's benefit.
The arrangement between H and L allows a portion of those revenues to inure to H.
Also, the disintegration of communism in Europe will have an enormous impact on private sector expansion in business, which, of course, will inure to the benefit of New York since all of these countries will be represented here in many different industries.
One type of benefit sought to be obtained from grantor trust treatment - exemplified by the "defective-trust" - is the payment of income tax by the donor on income that will inure to the benefit of other family members (such as children), who are remaindermen of the trust.
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By using a GRAT to transfer appreciating property to a younger generation, a family can increase its overall net worth, by reducing the gift and estate taxes associated with the transfer and shifting, during the trust's term, the income tax burden to senior family members while the benefits inure to the benefit of the junior family members.
The injury that would inure to the relationship by the disclosure of the communications must be greater than the benefit thereby gained for the correct disposal of litigation.