What does INSURE mean?

Definitions for INSURE
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

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

    make certain of

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

  3. cover, insure, underwrite(verb)

    protect by insurance

    "The insurance won't cover this"

  4. insure(verb)

    take out insurance for

Wiktionary

  1. insure(Verb)

    To provide for compensation if some specified risk occurs. Often agreed by policy (contract) to offer financial compensation in case of an accident, theft or other undesirable event.

    I'm not insured against burglary.

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1440, as a variant of ensuren (from enseurer, itself from en- "make" + seür "sure", probably influenced by Old French asseürer "to assure"); took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" in 1635, replacing assure.

  2. insure(Verb)

    To deal in such contracts; subscribe to a policy of insurance

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1440, as a variant of ensuren (from enseurer, itself from en- "make" + seür "sure", probably influenced by Old French asseürer "to assure"); took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" in 1635, replacing assure.

  3. insure(Verb)

    To make sure or certain of; guarantee.

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1440, as a variant of ensuren (from enseurer, itself from en- "make" + seür "sure", probably influenced by Old French asseürer "to assure"); took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" in 1635, replacing assure.

  4. insure(Verb)

    To give confidence in the trustworthiness of.

    He insured me that there would be no further delays.

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1440, as a variant of ensuren (from enseurer, itself from en- "make" + seür "sure", probably influenced by Old French asseürer "to assure"); took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" in 1635, replacing assure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insure(verb)

    to make sure or secure; as, to insure safety to any one

    Etymology: [OE. ensuren, prob. for assuren, by a change of prefix. See 1st In-, and Sure, and cf. Assure, Ensure.]

  2. Insure(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. ensuren, prob. for assuren, by a change of prefix. See 1st In-, and Sure, and cf. Assure, Ensure.]

  3. Insure(verb)

    to underwrite; to make insurance; as, a company insures at three per cent

    Etymology: [OE. ensuren, prob. for assuren, by a change of prefix. See 1st In-, and Sure, and cf. Assure, Ensure.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insure

    in-shōōr′, v.t. to make sure or secure: to contract for a premium to make good a loss, as from fire, &c., or to pay a certain sum on a certain event, as death.—v.i. to practise making insurance.—adj. Insur′able, that may be insured.—ns. Insur′ance, the act of insuring, or a contract by which one party undertakes for a payment or premium to guarantee another against risk or loss—the written contract called the Insur′ance-pol′icy: the premium so paid; Insur′ancer (obs.); Insur′er, one who agrees to pay money to another party on the happening of a certain event. [O. Fr. enseureren, and seur, sure.]

Editors Contribution

  1. insure

    The act or process of having or providing insurance for.

    To drive a vehicle on the road you must have a valid form of insurance relevant to the vehicle you are driving.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 9, 2015  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'INSURE' in Verbs Frequency: #1055

Anagrams for INSURE »

  1. inures, nursie, ursine

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of INSURE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of INSURE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of INSURE in a Sentence

  1. Mark Nunes:

    We love Mary and are overjoyed that she is alive and back in the US. Our hearts and home are open to her, and we will do everything we can to insure she remains safe and healthy, We remain concerned about her emotional and physical well-being. We look forward to the day our family is finally reunited.

  2. Chief Executive Mark Bertolini:

    We believe it is incredibly important, in the business we're in, that we insure all Americans, we believe we have an obligation to stick it out and work with it until we know that it won't work. And I believe it is too early to give up on this process.

  3. Julianne Smith:

    A lot of these countries are saying, I'm sorry, if I'm sitting in the Baltic States or if I'm Poland -- the only thing I really care about right now is the Russian bear, and I want to insure that the Russians don't come for us.

  4. Chase Leblanc:

    Fate and time may conspire to fade your youthful shimmer but you must constantly perspire in order to insure your shine.

  5. Dale Baich:

    Midazolam, the first drug in the three-drug formula used by Oklahoma, is not capable of producing the necessary, deep anesthesia to insure that a prisoner will not experience severe pain, needless suffering and a lingering death during the lethal injection process.

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