indemnify

[in-dem-nuh-fahy]
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

1605–15; < Latin indemni(s) without loss (see indemnity) + -fy
Related formsin·dem·ni·fi·er, nounpre·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

Synonyms for indemnify

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Related Words for indemnified

pay, compensate, return, remit, reimburse, insure, assure, register, guarantee

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British Dictionary definitions for indemnified

indemnify

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 Formsindemnification, nounindemnifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for indemnified

indemnify

v.

"compensate for loss or expense," 1610s, from Latin indemnis "unhurt" (see indemnity) + -fy. Related: Indemnified; indemnifying.

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