- to issue or procure an insurance policy.
Origin of insure
Synonyms for insure
Examples from the Web for overinsured
Historical Examples of overinsured
When the insured has overinsured on an unvalued policy, a proportionate part of the premium is returnable.
- (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
- another word (esp US) for ensure (def. 1), ensure (def. 2)
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.