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  ( ensures    3rd person present)   ( ensuring    present participle)   ( ensured    past tense & past participle  ) To ensure something, or to ensurethat something happens, means to make certain that it happens.  
FORMAL      verb  
Britain's negotiators had ensured that the treaty which resulted was a significant change in direction...      V that  
...the President's Council, which ensures the supremacy of the National Party.      V n  
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, insure  
1    certify, confirm, effect, guarantee, make certain, make sure, secure, warrant  
2    guard, make safe, protect, safeguard, secure  

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ensue, enclosure, endure, ensnare

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a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
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