Insure In"sure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Insured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Insuring}.] [OE. ensuren, prob. for assuren, by a change of prefix. See 1st {In-}, and {Sure}, and cf. {Assure}, {Ensure}.] [Written also {ensure}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make sure or secure; as, to insure safety to any one. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically, to secure against a loss by a contingent event, on certain stipulated conditions, or at a given rate or premium; to give or to take an insurance on or for; as, a merchant insures his ship or its cargo, or both, against the dangers of the sea; goods and buildings are insured against fire or water; persons are insured against sickness, accident, or death; and sometimes hazardous debts are insured. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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