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.

    Etymology: From enseurer, from seur.

  2. ensureverb

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

    Etymology: From enseurer, from seur.

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

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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. Dawn Roberts:

    At this time, investigators are sharing information and police would like to ensure awareness around both investigations, the RCMP would ask the public to continue to take any general safety precautions and remain vigilant at this time. We also remind travelers to share your plans with family and friends, establish check-in times and notify someone if your plans change.

  2. Pat McGroder:

    Our clients wanted transparency and change to ensure that what happened to their loved ones that day would never happen again.

  3. Janet Yellen:

    Secretary Yellen believes it is imperative to uphold the integrity of these markets and ensure investor protection.

  4. Assistant US Attorney Andrea Griswold:

    The proof on these counts at trial would establish that these payments were made in order to ensure that each recipient of the payments did not publicize their stories of alleged affairs with the candidate.

  5. Tracy Manzer:

    The purpose of the hearing is to identify precisely what went wrong in the process and to ensure that those who were responsible are to be held accountable and that this never happens again.

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