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Definition 1: receive a specified treatment (abstract) - [verb of change]

Samples where incur or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
  • His movie received a good review
  • I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

Synonyms for incur in the sense of this definition

(incur is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of incur ) ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial

"take a pulse" "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"

(incur has a similar meaning as ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

Definition 2: make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to - [verb of stative]

Samples where incur or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • People who smoke incur a great danger to their health

(incur is a kind of ...) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

"He subjected me to his awful poetry" "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

(... is a kind of incur ) be affected by; be subjected to

"run a temperature" "run a risk"

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