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indemnify

in·dem·ni·fy

indemnify

 
pronunciation:
ihn dem n faI
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: indemnified, indemnifies, indemnifying
definition 1: to make compensation to for loss, damage, or expense incurred.
similar words:
pay
definition 2: to insure against loss or liability.
similar words:
guarantee, guaranty, underwrite
derivation: indemnifier (n.)
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The word indemnify contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.