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

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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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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