[ in-shoor, -shur ]
/ ɪnˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜr /
verb (used with object), in·sured, in·sur·ing.
verb (used without object), in·sured, in·sur·ing.
to issue or procure an insurance policy.
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Origin of insure
1400–50; late Middle English; variant of ensure
OTHER WORDS FROM insureo·ver·in·sure, verb (used with object), o·ver·in·sured, o·ver·in·sur·ing.pre·in·sure, verb (used with object), pre·in·sured, pre·in·sur·ing.
Words nearby insure
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Example sentences from the Web for overinsured
When the insured has overinsured on an unvalued policy, a proportionate part of the premium is returnable.
British Dictionary definitions for overinsured
/ (ɪnˈʃʊə, -ˈʃɔː) /
(often foll by against) to guarantee or protect (against risk, loss, etc)we insured against disappointment by making an early reservation
(often foll by against) to issue (a person) with an insurance policy or take out an insurance policy (on)his house was heavily insured against fire; after all his car accidents the company refuses to insure him again
Also (rare) (for senses 1, 2): ensure
Derived forms of insureinsurable, adjectiveinsurability, noun
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