Definition of Ensure

1. Verb. Make certain of. "Preparation will guarantee success!"

Exact synonyms: Assure, Guarantee, Insure, Secure
Related verbs: Guarantee, Vouch
Specialized synonyms: Doom, Make
Derivative terms: Guarantee



2. Verb. Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something. "Control the quality of the product"

Definition of Ensure

1. v. t. To make sure. See Insure.

Definition of Ensure

1. Verb. (transitive) To make a pledge to (someone); to promise, guarantee (someone of something); to assure. (defdate 14th-18th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To make sure or certain of something (''usually'' some future event or condition). (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ensure

1. to make certain [v -SURED, -SURING, -SURES] - See also: certain

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ensure

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ensure (current term)
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Literary usage of Ensure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Flexibility in Natural Gas Supply and Demandby Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe, Ralf Dickel, International Energy Agency by Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe, Ralf Dickel, International Energy Agency (2002)
"ensure THE PROVISION OF THE FLEXIBILITY NEEDED BY NON-INTERRUPTIBLE ... Governments should ensure that market players responsible for providing such ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... to bar the entrance of evil ; from the bow of the canoe, to ensure a successful voyage ; they are worn on the arm in hunting to ensure an accurate aim; ..."

3. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas (1901)
"HOW D'ARTAGNAN DISCOVERED, DURING HIS VISIT TO PORTHOS, THAT FORTUNE DOES NOT ensure HAPPINESS. D'ARTAGNAN passed through the gate, and found himself ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1908)
"25с.. and 50c. per Card To ensure delivery of stock in time, orders should be placed at once. CHRISTMAS CARDS BIRTHDAY CARDS A LARGE VARIETY of NEW DESIGNS, ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The knife is held by two screws, which must also be doubly tightened to ensure the knife being firmly held. In my experience with stu- Fia. ..."

6. Publications by Scotland Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1854)
"... and ability for this work, that we cannot but be anxious for the success of every measure which may ensure his superintendence of all the general works ..."

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