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insure

  
  ( insures    3rd person present)   ( insuring    present participle)   ( insured    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you insure yourself or your property, you pay money to an insurance company so that, if you become ill or if your property is damaged or stolen, the company will pay you a sum of money.  
For protection against unforeseen emergencies, you insure your house, your furnishings and your car...      V n  
Think carefully before you insure against accident, sickness and redundancy...      V against/for n  
We automatically insure your belongings against fire and theft.      V n against/for n  
2       verb   If you insureyourself against something unpleasant that might happen in the future, you do something to protect yourself in case it happens, or to prevent it happening.  
He insured himself against failure by treating only people he was sure he could cure...      V pron-refl against n  
All the electronics in the world cannot insure against accidents, though.      V against n  
3   
    ensure  
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insure

  
  
assure, cover, guarantee, indemnify, underwrite, warrant  

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ensure   , insure         
1    certify, confirm, effect, guarantee, make certain, make sure, secure, warrant  
2    guard, make safe, protect, safeguard, secure  


insure            
assure, cover, guarantee, indemnify, underwrite, warrant  

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