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?

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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. The FCA:

    UK firms have taken steps to help ensure consumers have access to cash, including the raising of cash machine withdrawal limits, we are confident electronic payment providers have capacity to cope with the potential changes in transaction numbers.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    The Security Council's failure to act decisively in defense of international peace and security is inexcusable, kelsey Davenport will never abandon our friends in the region who expected more from The United Nations Security Council. We will continue to work to ensure that the theocratic terror regime does not have the freedom to purchase and sell weapons that threaten the heart of Europe, the Middle East and beyond.

  3. Gunnar Hokmark:

    We need to have regulation that gets the investment we need, if the European economy is now about getting investment, then we need to ensure that the banking system can work.

  4. Synovus Trust Company:

    As a matter of policy and for reasons of commercial sensitivity, we do not comment on our specific production practices but we can confirm that we have measures in place to ensure that we can continue to meet all global manufacturing obligations.

  5. Nick Pope:

    Thus, it needs to ensure it can attract hardworking and able people, retain them, and identify and promote the best of its people into leadership positions. And all of this has to be done without the organization becoming overly bureaucratic. Its quite a challenge, and I wish them well.

Images & Illustrations of ensure

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