In·dem·ni·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indemnified p. pr. & vb. n. Indemnifying ]
1. To save harmless; to secure against loss or damage; to insure.
The states must at last engage to the merchants here that they will indemnify them from all that shall fall out. --Sir W. Temple.
2. To make restitution or compensation for, as for that which is lost; to make whole; to reimburse; to compensate.
v 1: secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give
security for; "This plan indemnifies workers against
wages lost through illness"
2: make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully
repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third
Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in
the accident" [syn: compensate, recompense, repair]