What does ensure mean?

Definitions for ensure
ɛnˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜren·sure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secureverb

    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, assureverb

    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. ensureverb

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

  2. ensureverb

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

  3. Etymology: From enseurer, from seur.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Ensureverb

    Etymology: from sure, assurer, French.

    It is easy to entail debts on succeeding ages, but how to ensure peace for any term of years is difficult enough. Jonathan Swift.

    A mendicant contracted with a country fellow for a quantity of corn, to ensure his sheep for that year. Roger L'Estrange.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ensureverb

    to make sure. See Insure

  2. Ensureverb

    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  

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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

Anagrams for ensure »

  1. enures

  2. ensuer

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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. Lara Yeretsian:

    I think the atmosphere is a little better now. Time has passed and I’m hoping now we can ensure with the right jury to give him what he’s entitled to, let’s make sure he has an impartial jury and a fair trial and let the chips fall where they may. And hopefully they do fall on the acquittal side.

  2. Amanda Renteria:

    We are thrilled to have Lorella Praeli, a DREAMer, join our team because of her courage and perspective in the fight for Latino families across the country, her experiences and relationships will be valuable in developing the coalition to ensure the Latino community has a voice in this campaign and in this country.

  3. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    We call on the Turkish government to ensure full respect for due process and equal treatment under the law, and in a democratic society, critical opinions should be encouraged not silenced.

  4. Ed Bastian:

    We are on a journey, and though we don't have all the answers today, we know that our scale, along with investments of time, talent and resources will bring meaningful impact to the planet and ensure the sustainability of our business for decades to come.

  5. Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos:

    Each country wants to have more vaccines, and these commitments, which have already been made, ensure that we vaccinate 9 million people.

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