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ensure

[ en-shoor, -shur ]
/ ɛnˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜr /
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verb (used with object), en·sured, en·sur·ing.

to secure or guarantee: This letter will ensure you a hearing.
to make sure or certain: measures to ensure the success of an undertaking.
to make secure or safe, as from harm.

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Origin of ensure

1350–1400; Middle English ensuren<Anglo-French enseurer.See en-1, sure
en·sur·er, nounun·en·sured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ensure

ensure

esp US insure

/ (ɛnˈʃʊə, -ˈʃɔː) /

verb (tr)

(may take a clause as object) to make certain or sure; guaranteethis victory will ensure his happiness
to make safe or secure; protect
ensurer, noun
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