Definitions for: Insure


[v] 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"
[v] make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
[v] protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
[v] take out insurance for



Webster (1913) Definition: In"sure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Insured; p. pr. & vb. n.
Insuring.] [OE. ensuren, prob. for assuren, by a change of
prefix. See 1st In-, and Sure, and cf. Assure,
Ensure.] [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.


In*sure", v. i.
To underwrite; to make insurance; as, a company insures at
three per cent.

Synonyms: ascertain, assure, assure, check, control, cover, ensure, ensure, guarantee, secure, see, see to it, underwrite

See Also: card, cinch, coinsure, cover, cross-check, double-check, indemnify, make, proof, proofread, protect, reinsure, reinsure, spot-check, verify, warrant

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