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Meaning of INSURE

Pronunciation:  'in'shûr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
  3. [v]  protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
  4. [v]  take out insurance for

INSURE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: ascertain, assure, assure, check, control, cover, ensure, ensure, guarantee, secure, see, see to it, underwrite
 See Also: card, cinch, coinsure, cover, cross-check, double-check, indemnify, make, proof, proofread, protect, reinsure, reinsure, spot-check, verify, warrant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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}.]
    1. To make sure or secure; as, to insure safety to any one.
    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.
  2. \In*sure"\, v. i.
    To underwrite; to make insurance; as, a company insures at
    three per cent.
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