En·sure v. t.
1. To make sure. See Insure.
2. To betroth. [Obs.]
In·sure v. t. [imp. & p. p. Insured p. pr. & vb. n. Insuring.] [Written also ensure.]
1. To make sure or secure; as, to insure safety to any one.
2. 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.
v 1: make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice
retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee
success!" [syn: guarantee, insure, assure, secure]
2: 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" [syn: see, check, insure, see to it, control,