indemnify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Latin indemnis unharmed, from in- + damnum damage Date: 1611 1. to secure against hurt, loss, or damage 2. to make compensation to for incurred hurt, loss, or damage Synonyms: see payindemnifier noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(against loss, injury, or penalty), / (for loss or injury), , , ,


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  • indemnify — reimburse, recompense, compensate, remunerate, *pay, repay, satisfy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indemnify — ► VERB (indemnifies, indemnified) 1) compensate (someone) for harm or loss. 2) secure (someone) against legal responsibility for their actions. DERIVATIVES indemnification noun indemnifier noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • indemnify — [[t]ɪnde̱mnɪfaɪ[/t]] indemnifies, indemnifying, indemnified VERB To indemnify someone against something bad happening means to promise to protect them, especially financially, if it happens. [FORMAL] [V n against n] They agreed to indemnify the… …   English dictionary

  • indemnify — verb /ɪnˈdɛm.nɪ.faɪ/ a) To secure against loss or damage; to insure. The states must at last engage to the merchants here that they will indemnify them from all that shall fall out. b) To compensate or reimburse someone for some expense or injury …   Wiktionary

  • indemnify — v. (D; tr.) to indemnify for * * * [ɪn demnɪfaɪ] (D; tr.) to indemnify for …   Combinatory dictionary

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