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Definition of "ensure" []

  • To make sure or certain; insure: Our precautions ensured our safety. See Usage Note at assure. (verb-transitive)
  • To make certain or sure; guarantee (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make safe or secure; protect (verb)

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Use "ensure" in a sentence
  • "Civil discourse and outreach work in ensure these communities do no feel alienated and disenfranchised."
  • "Reminding me for all the world of wooden-faced commissars delivering set speeches to "the masses," who from time to time were expected to break out in "prolonged, stormy applause," city officials tried to ensure from the start that no real dialogue would take place."
  • "What it does ensure is that the oil companies make more money."