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insure

in·sure

insure

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn shur [or] ihn shuhr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: insured, insures, insuring
definition 1: to guarantee against loss or harm, as with an insurance policy.
This policy insures your house against flooding.
similar words:
cover, guarantee, guaranty, underwrite, warrant
definition 2: to guarantee or make sure of; ensure.
They thought that a move to the country insured a pleasant life.
similar words:
cover, ensure
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to buy or sell insurance policies.
similar words:
underwrite
definition 2: to help ward off or protect against something unwanted.
Making the necessary repairs now will insure against greater damage in the future.
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