to compensate for damage or loss sustained, expense incurred, etc.
to guard or secure against anticipated loss; give security against (future damage or liability).
- 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
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How to use indemnify in a sentence
He was to be indemnified by the acquisition of Alsace and Lorraine, which were to be conquered by the help of Prussia.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
Jews, 259 et seq,; protected and indemnified by Theodoric, 261.Theodoric the Goth | Thomas Hodgkin
That shall be indemnified by a hand-ring, such as arbitrators give, who wish to reconcile us.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson | Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
If one night she may sleep with the prince, she for the slain will be indemnified.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson | Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Ferdinand had regained his dominions, but had not indemnified himself for the expenses of recovering them.The Thirty Years War, Complete | Friedrich Schiller
British Dictionary definitions for indemnify
to secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for; insure
to compensate for loss, injury, expense, etc; reimburse
- indemnification, noun
- indemnifier, noun
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