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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to;
- Example: "People who smoke incur a great danger to their health"

2. receive a specified treatment (abstract);
- Example: "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"
- Example: "His movie received a good review"
- Example: "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
[syn: receive, get, find, obtain, incur]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Incur \In*cur"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incurred; p. pr. & vb. n. Incurring.] [L. incurrere to run into or toward; pref. in- in + currere to run. See Current.] [1913 Webster] 1. To meet or fall in with, as something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to put one's self in the way of; to expose one's self to; to become liable or subject to; to bring down upon one's self; to encounter; to contract; as, to incur debt, danger, displeasure, penalty, responsibility, etc. [1913 Webster] I know not what I shall incur to pass it, Having no warrant. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To render liable or subject to; to occasion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Lest you incur me much more damage in my fame than you have done me pleasure in preserving my life. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Incur \In*cur"\, v. i. To pass; to enter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Light is discerned by itself because by itself it incurs into the eye. --South. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

incur v 1: make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to; "People who smoke incur a great danger to their health" 2: receive a specified treatment (abstract); "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" [syn: receive, get, find, obtain, incur]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "incur": acquire, arouse, attract, be responsible for, bring down, bring on, bring upon, contract, draw, fall in with, fall into, gain, get, induce, invite, provoke, run, welcome