[ in-dem-nuh-fahy ]
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verb (used with object),in·dem·ni·fied, in·dem·ni·fy·ing.
  1. to compensate for damage or loss sustained, expense incurred, etc.

  2. to guard or secure against anticipated loss; give security against (future damage or liability).

Origin of indemnify

First recorded in 1605–15; from Latin indemni(s) “without loss” (see indemnity) + -fy

Other words for indemnify

Other words from indemnify

  • in·dem·ni·fi·er, noun
  • pre·in·dem·ni·fy, verb (used with object), pre·in·dem·ni·fied, pre·in·dem·ni·fy·ing.
  • un·in·dem·ni·fied, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use indemnify in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for indemnify


/ (ɪnˈdɛmnɪˌfaɪ) /

verb-fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
  1. to secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for; insure

  2. to compensate for loss, injury, expense, etc; reimburse

Derived forms of indemnify

  • indemnification, noun
  • indemnifier, noun

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