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Meaning of INDEMNIFY

Pronunciation:  in'demnu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"
  2. [v]  secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for; "This plan indemnifies workers against wages lost through illness"

INDEMNIFY is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: compensate, recompense, repair
 See Also: cover, give, insure, pay, underwrite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*dem"ni*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indemnified}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Indemnifying}.] [L. indemnis unhurt (in- not +
damnum hurt, damage) + -fy. Cf. {Damn}, {Damnify}.]
1. To save harmless; to secure against loss or damage; to

         The states must at last engage to the merchants here
         that they will indemnify them from all that shall
         fall out.                             --Sir W.

2. To make restitution or compensation for, as for that which
   is lost; to make whole; to reimburse; to compensate.

Thesaurus Terms
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