verb (used with object), in·sured, in·sur·ing.
verb (used without object), in·sured, in·sur·ing.
Origin of insure
Examples from the Web for insure
Proceeds from its North Sea drilling rigs will insure corruption and kleptocracy on a Nigerian scale.Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster|P. J. O’Rourke|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our two largest states, one working to insure its people and the other doing everything in its power to prevent that.
For example, over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported that Obamacare has done little to insure the uninsured.
As a freelance writer under the old dispensation, I had qualified as a Sole Proprietor and was able to insure both of us.
I practice true “health care,” as in going to the doctor when I am healthy to insure that I remain so.Suzanne Somers Responds To Critics, Says She Has A Thick Skin|Brandy Zadrozny|October 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Its lofty morality would not alone have sufficed to insure its success.The Unseen World and Other Essays|John Fiske
This is partly due to an opiate I have administered to insure complete quiet; and he will not awake for several hours yet.Lazarre|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
A little at a time frequently, to insure careful and thorough reading.Miss Ellis's Mission|Mary P. Wells Smith
Are the conservative forces in our nation sufficient to insure its perpetuity?Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index|Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
By keeping the surface broken and well pulverized the moisture rises sufficiently to insure a crop.Our Italy|Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for insure
Word Origin and History for insure
mid-15c., insuren, spelling variant of ensuren (see ensure). Took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" from mid-17c. (replacing assure in that meaning). Related: Insured; insuring.