What does ensure mean?

Definitions for ensure
ɛnˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜren·sure

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.

    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?

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    Indian

How to say ensure in sign language?

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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. Angela Merkel:

    I can't promise that there won't be disputes again about other issues, as this is usual when a government includes three parties, this time it was a heavy dispute about a topic that is also very emotional. But I firmly expect and I'll do my part to ensure that we do our government work in a good way, and not only now but also in the coming years.

  2. Justin Trudeau:

    We recognize the new situation brought on by American announcements, and Health Canada will continue to ensure that our priority is always ensuring that Canadians have access to the medication they need at affordable prices.

  3. Francesco Branca:

    We need to promote and protect breastfeeding alongside complementary foods, and ensure that mothers are well informed by leaders in the community.

  4. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang:

    We must fight it with all our might, we must strictly enforce environmental laws and regulations; crack down on those guilty of creating illegal emissions and ensure they pay a heavy price for such offences; and hold those who allow illegal emissions to account, punishing them accordingly.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    There is a critical need to supplement the (loan) fund to ensure America's more than 30 million small businesses will be able to access this critical lifeline.

Images & Illustrations of ensure

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