guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secure(verb)
make certain of
"This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
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"
To make a pledge to (someone); to promise, guarantee (someone of something); to assure.
To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).
Origin: From enseurer, from seur.
to make sure. See Insure
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en-shōōr′, v.t. to make sure. [See Insure.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ensure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #947
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ensure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1774
Rank popularity for the word 'ensure' in Verbs Frequency: #163
The numerical value of ensure in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ensure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To defend one's self against fear is simply to ensure that one will, one day, be conquered by it fears must be faced.
The White House is the leakiest place I've ever been in. (On special measures to ensure secrecy of plans to bomb Libya)
Our common language is ... English. And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking children learn this common language.
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.
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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