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.

Wikipedia

  1. Ensure

    Ensure is an American brand of nutritional supplements and meal replacements manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. A 237-ml (8-fl oz) bottle of Ensure Original contains 220 calories, six grams of fat, 15 grams of sugar, and nine grams of protein. The top six ingredients are water, corn maltodextrin, sugar, milk protein concentrate, canola oil, and soy protein isolate. Ensure is considered lactose-free for people with lactose intolerance.

ChatGPT

  1. ensure

    To ensure is to make certain or guarantee that something will occur or be the case. It often involves taking actions or precautions to make sure a desired outcome happens or a specific condition is met.

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. Sinead Marron:

    There was a lot of measurement-checking to ensure that we could actually get the specimens into our Victorian, grade II listed building.

  3. Gary Gensler:

    Congress has provided for such rules since the 1930s to ensure that no single trader has too large a share of the market and that agricultural, energy and metals markets remain fair and competitive.

  4. Veronica LaFemina:

    The Teal Pumpkin Project is an easy way to make a big impact in your community. Food allergies can be life-threatening, and they affect 1 in 13 children in the United States. We are thrilled to see so many people embracing the Teal Pumpkin Project as a way to ensure kids with food allergies can enjoy a safe, fun Halloween experience just like their friends.

  5. John Kerry:

    We want to ensure the security of critical sea lanes and fishing grounds and to see that disputes in the area are managed peacefully and on the basis of international law, i hope very much that at this meeting over the course of today and tomorrow we will find a way to move forward, effectively, together, all of us.

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