What does ensure mean?

Definitions for ensure
ɛnˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜren·sure

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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.

    Etymology: From enseurer, from seur.

  2. ensure(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. ensure

    To secure or guarantee.

    They did ensure they created a unity government for the benefit of everyone.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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

How to pronounce ensure?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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

Examples of ensure in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Brearley:

    Having now received National Grid's interim report, we believe there are still areas where we need to use our statutory powers to investigate these outages, this will ensure the industry learns the relevant lessons and to clearly establish whether any firm breached their obligations to deliver secure power supplies to consumers.

  2. Scott Morrison:

    There are the laws we need now, to ensure that social media is not weaponized.

  3. San Diego:

    My clients will vigorously defend what they have said, but I will insist that the Assembly takes serious steps to ensure their protection against reprisal.

  4. Beto O'Rourke:

    Non-violently, peacefully, while the eyes of this country are watching these games, they take a knee to bring our attention and our focus to this problem to ensure that we fix it, that is why they are doing it. And I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights, any time, anywhere, in any place.

  5. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

    The Texas Constitution clearly defines marriage as between one man and one woman, as Texas voters approved by an overwhelming majority, the law of Texas has not changed, and will not change due to the whims of any individual judge or county clerk operating on their own capacity anywhere in Texas. Activist judges don't change Texas law, and we will continue to aggressively defend the laws of our state and will ensure that any licenses issued contrary to law are invalid.

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