[ self-in-shoo r, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf ɪnˈʃʊər, ˌsɛlf- /
verb (used with object), self-in·sured, self-in·sur·ing.
to subject (one's property or interests) to self-insurance.
verb (used without object), self-in·sured, self-in·sur·ing.
to insure with self-insurance.
What’s The Difference Between “Assure,” “Ensure,” And “Insure”?One of our readers recently asked about the differences between assure, ensure, and insure. All three of these words ultimately derive from the Latin word sēcūrus meaning “safe.” As with many words that share ancestors, these terms’ meanings overlap thematically, but they’re not necessarily interchangeable. Here’s a look at the key differences. Assure was the first of the three to enter English with a reflexive sense of “to have …
Origin of self-insure
First recorded in 1930–35
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