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  • 1 ensure — ensure, insure, assure, secure are comparable because they all carry the underlying meaning to make a person or thing sure. Ensure, insure, and assure all indicate a making of an outcome or event sure, certain, or inevitable as a consequence or… …

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  • 2 ensure — [en shoor′, inshoor′] vt. ensured, ensuring [ME ensuren < Anglo Fr enseurer (for OFr asseurer: see ASSURE) < en (see EN 1) + OFr seur, SURE] 1. to make sure or certain; guarantee; secure [measures to ensure accuracy] 2 …

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  • 3 Ensure — can mean: * A food and beverage brand owned by Abbott Laboratories. The most well known of these products is the Ensure Shake, intended to be served as a snack or meal replacement. * To make sure or certain of something: see * Or you may be… …

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  • 4 ensure — ► VERB 1) make certain that (something) will occur or be so. 2) (ensure against) make sure that (a problem) does not occur. ORIGIN Old French enseurer, earlier form of assurer assure …

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  • 5 Ensure — En*sure , v. t. 1. To make sure. See {Insure}. [1913 Webster] 2. To betroth. [Obs.] Sir T. More. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 ensure — I verb ascertain, assure, certify, check, clinch, confirm, corroborate, dismiss doubt, endorse, give security, give surety, guarantee, indemnify against loss, insure, keep from harm, keep safe, make certain, make sure, offer collateral, promise,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 ensure — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. enseurer, from en make (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + O.Fr. seur sure (see SURE (Cf. sure)); probably influenced by O.Fr. asseurer assure. Related: Ensured; ensures; ensuring …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 ensure — [v] guarantee; make secure arrange, assure, certify, cinch, clinch, confirm, effect, establish, guard, insure, lock on*, lock up*, make certain, make safe, make sure, nail down*, okay, protect, provide, put on ice*, safeguard, secure, set out,… …

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  • 9 ensure — 01. Please [ensure] that you have paid your fees in full before classes begin. 02. You d better [ensure] that everything the salesman promises is written into the contract. 03. Please [ensure] that you answer all the questions on the test. 04.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 10 ensure — v. (formal) 1) (A; usu. used without to) the present contract cannot ensure you a job 2) (d; tr.) to ensure against (to ensure workers against accidents) 3) (K) I cannot ensure his being on time 4) (L) no one can ensure that he ll come * * * [ɪn… …

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  • 11 ensure — (also insure esp. in AmE) verb ADVERB ▪ practically, virtually ▪ effectively ▪ (not) only, simply ▪ The system not only ensures maximum discounts, but als …

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  • 12 ensure — transitive verb (ensured; ensuring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French ensurer, alteration of assurer more at assure Date: 1660 to make sure, certain, or safe ; guarantee Synonyms: ensure, insure, assure, secure mean to make a thing or… …

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  • 13 ensure — en|sure W1S3 [ınˈʃuə US ˈʃur] v especially BrE also insure AmE [T] to make certain that something will happen properly = ↑make sure ▪ facilities to ensure the safety of cyclists ensure (that) ▪ The hospital tries to ensure that people are seen… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 ensure — [[t]ɪnʃʊ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ ensures, ensuring, ensured VERB To ensure something, or to ensure that something happens, means to make certain that it happens. [FORMAL] [V that] Britain s negotiators had ensured that the treaty which resulted was a… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 ensure */*/*/ — UK [ɪnˈʃɔː(r)] / US [ɪnˈʃʊr] verb [transitive] Word forms ensure : present tense I/you/we/they ensure he/she/it ensures present participle ensuring past tense ensured past participle ensured to make certain that something happens or is done The… …

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  • 16 ensure — /ɛnˈʃɔ / (say en shaw), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) (ensured, ensuring) 1. to secure, or bring surely, as to a person: this letter will ensure you a hearing. 2. to make sure or certain to come, occur, etc.: measures to ensure the success of an… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 ensure — assure, ensure, insure These three words overlap in meaning, and all have to do with aspects of certainty or security. Assure means ‘to make (a person) sure, to convince’, and can be followed by of or a that clause (She had to leave, but we were… …

    Modern English usage

  • 18 ensure — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 ensure — ensurer, n. /en shoor , sherr /, v.t., ensured, ensuring. 1. to secure or guarantee: This letter will ensure you a hearing. 2. to make sure or certain: measures to ensure the success of an undertaking. 3. to make secure or safe, as from harm. 4.… …

    Universalium

  • 20 ensure — [ɪn ʃɔ:, ʃʊə, ɛn ] verb make certain that (something) will occur or be so. ↘(ensure against) make sure that (a problem) does not occur. Origin ME: from Anglo Norman Fr. enseurer. alt. of OFr. aseurer, earlier form of assurer (see assure). Usage… …

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