verb (used with object), en·sured, en·sur·ing.
Origin of ensure
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In fact, HGTV has ensured that at least one of their shows airs a brand new episode each week of the year.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That confrontation all but ensured that their bill would have trouble getting enough Republican votes in either chamber.
Yet in his state-within-a-state in the 1980s and 1990s, Dostum ensured more gender equality than almost any other Afghan leader.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’|Bruce Riedel|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Western and American interests and safety can no longer be ensured by traditional means.Here’s What the U.S. Has to Do to Deal With the Mad Middle East|Leslie H. Gelb|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This, in turn, ensured concentrated poverty and all its attendant problems, as well as bad schools and poor public services.
How was he, even if he had no respect for his oath, thinking to evade that dilemma which ensured his guest's safety?The Wild Geese|Stanley John Weyman
It was a poor subsistence that she had ensured, but it would afford a shelter for the winter at any rate.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
"Pard-like spirits, beautiful and swift" are sufficiently rare and notable to be ensured against oblivion.Oscar Wilde|Arthur Ransome
And they were bound to fail, because Shakespeare shrank from adding to them the one device which would have ensured success.Oxford Lectures on Poetry|Andrew Cecil Bradley
Raleigh also ensured Spencer the favour of Elizabeth, a pension of 50l.