What does insure mean?

Definitions for insure
ɪnˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜrin·sure

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word insure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secure(verb)

    make certain of

    "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"

  3. cover, insure, underwrite(verb)

    protect by insurance

    "The insurance won't cover this"

  4. insure(verb)

    take out insurance for

Wiktionary

  1. insure(Verb)

    To provide for compensation if some specified risk occurs. Often agreed by policy (contract) to offer financial compensation in case of an accident, theft or other undesirable event.

    I'm not insured against burglary.

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1440, as a variant of ensuren (from enseurer, itself from en- "make" + seür "sure", probably influenced by Old French asseürer "to assure"); took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" in 1635, replacing assure.

  2. insure(Verb)

    To deal in such contracts; subscribe to a policy of insurance

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1440, as a variant of ensuren (from enseurer, itself from en- "make" + seür "sure", probably influenced by Old French asseürer "to assure"); took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" in 1635, replacing assure.

  3. insure(Verb)

    To make sure or certain of; guarantee.

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1440, as a variant of ensuren (from enseurer, itself from en- "make" + seür "sure", probably influenced by Old French asseürer "to assure"); took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" in 1635, replacing assure.

  4. insure(Verb)

    To give confidence in the trustworthiness of.

    He insured me that there would be no further delays.

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1440, as a variant of ensuren (from enseurer, itself from en- "make" + seür "sure", probably influenced by Old French asseürer "to assure"); took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" in 1635, replacing assure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insure(verb)

    to make sure or secure; as, to insure safety to any one

    Etymology: [OE. ensuren, prob. for assuren, by a change of prefix. See 1st In-, and Sure, and cf. Assure, Ensure.]

  2. Insure(verb)

    specifically, to secure against a loss by a contingent event, on certain stipulated conditions, or at a given rate or premium; to give or to take an insurance on or for; as, a merchant insures his ship or its cargo, or both, against the dangers of the sea; goods and buildings are insured against fire or water; persons are insured against sickness, accident, or death; and sometimes hazardous debts are insured

    Etymology: [OE. ensuren, prob. for assuren, by a change of prefix. See 1st In-, and Sure, and cf. Assure, Ensure.]

  3. Insure(verb)

    to underwrite; to make insurance; as, a company insures at three per cent

    Etymology: [OE. ensuren, prob. for assuren, by a change of prefix. See 1st In-, and Sure, and cf. Assure, Ensure.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insure

    in-shōōr′, v.t. to make sure or secure: to contract for a premium to make good a loss, as from fire, &c., or to pay a certain sum on a certain event, as death.—v.i. to practise making insurance.—adj. Insur′able, that may be insured.—ns. Insur′ance, the act of insuring, or a contract by which one party undertakes for a payment or premium to guarantee another against risk or loss—the written contract called the Insur′ance-pol′icy: the premium so paid; Insur′ancer (obs.); Insur′er, one who agrees to pay money to another party on the happening of a certain event. [O. Fr. enseureren, and seur, sure.]

Editors Contribution

  1. insure

    The act or process of having or providing insurance for.

    To drive a vehicle on the road you must have a valid form of insurance relevant to the vehicle you are driving.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 9, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'insure' in Verbs Frequency: #1055

Anagrams for insure »

  1. inures, nursie, ursine

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insure in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of insure in a Sentence

  1. Jorge Pinon:

    This summer they are trying to insure the electric grid does not crash, and longer term, that they can handle increased demand from tourism and small business.

  2. Fiat Chrysler -LRB- FCA -RRB-:

    After 7 years of global auto expansion - and unprecedented NAFTA returns - FCA has done too little to insure itself against a downturn in our view. As the end of a lease driven bubble approaches, and M&A optionality fades, FCA looks out of time.

  3. Mark Nunes:

    We love Mary and are overjoyed that she is alive and back in the US. Our hearts and home are open to her, and we will do everything we can to insure she remains safe and healthy, we remain concerned about her emotional and physical well-being. We look forward to the day our family is finally reunited.

  4. Chase Leblanc:

    Fate and time may conspire to fade your youthful shimmer but you must constantly perspire in order to insure your shine.

  5. Roger Zelazny:

    Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what I say, I ask, if it matters, that you be forgiven for anything you may have done or failed to do which requires forgiveness. Conversely, if not forgiveness but something else may be required to insure any possible benefit for which you may be eligible after the destruction of your body, I ask that this, whatever it may be, be granted or withheld, as the case may be, in such a manner as to insure your receiving said benefit. I ask this in my capacity as your elected intermediary between yourself and that which may not be yourself, but which may have an interest in the matter of your receiving as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing, and which may in some way be influenced by this ceremony. Amen.

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