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ensure

en·sure

ensure

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn shur
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ensured, ensures, ensuring
definition 1: to cause to be a certainty.
Those dark clouds ensure rain.The hotel staff do whatever is necessary to ensure that guests are comfortable.Plenty of fluids and rest will ensure a more speedy recovery.
 
synonyms:
assure, guarantee, insure
similar words:
certify, clinch, entail, mean, see
definition 2: to protect or render safe.
She took steps to ensure her reputation against slander.
synonyms:
guard, protect, safeguard
similar words:
guarantee, guaranty, secure, shield
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derivation: ensurer (n.)
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