1 be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product" [syn: see, check, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure]
2 make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!" [syn: guarantee, ensure, assure, secure]
4 take out insurance for
- To provide for mitigation if something goes wrong. Often agree
by contract to offer financial compensation in case of an accident,
theft or other undesirable event.
- I'm not insured against burglary.
- misspelling of assure
- misspelling of ensure (British English)
- To assure, i.e. to
promise with emphasis.
- He insured me that there would be no further delays.
- To ensure. (American
- Insure that it does not happen again.
Usage notesNote that both the person taking out insurance and the company with whom the policy is taken are said to insure the risk.
to provide for mitigation if something goes wrong
to assure, i.e. to promise with emphasis
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