What does ensure mean?

Definitions for ensureɛnˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ensure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secure(verb)

    make certain of

    "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"

  2. see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. ensure(Verb)

    To make a pledge to (someone); to promise, guarantee (someone of something); to assure.

  2. ensure(Verb)

    To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

  3. Origin: From enseurer, from seur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ensure(verb)

    to make sure. See Insure

  2. Ensure(verb)

    to betroth

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ensure

    en-shōōr′, v.t. to make sure. [See Insure.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ensure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #947

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ensure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1774

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ensure' in Verbs Frequency: #163

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ensure in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ensure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Arthur Baldwin:

    To defend one's self against fear is simply to ensure that one will, one day, be conquered by it fears must be faced.

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    The White House is the leakiest place I've ever been in. (On special measures to ensure secrecy of plans to bomb Libya)

  3. William John Bennett:

    Our common language is ... English. And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking children learn this common language.

  4. B. J. Gupta:

    Organizations rarely progress in absence of well defined codes of conduct and system to ensure that these are strictly adhered to. Same is true for society.

  5. Antonio Pires de Lima:

    The privatisation process continues. It is necessary to ensure that TAP remains viable and sustainable, to ensure its recapitalisation, in just a few days we will know the proposals by bidders.

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