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Definition of "insure" []

  • To provide or arrange insurance for: a company that insures homeowners and businesses. (verb-transitive)
  • To acquire or have insurance for: insured herself against losses; insured his car for theft. (verb-transitive)
  • To make sure, certain, or secure. See Usage Note at assure. (verb-transitive)
  • To buy or sell insurance. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "insure" in a sentence
  • "The fact that some cannot afford or more specifcially many choose not to insure is yet another reason we cannot employ to infer we have a problem."
  • "The most expensive group to insure is that way because they cost a lot to insure."
  • "So if a 20-year-old who costs just $800 a year to insure is forced to pay $2,500, a 62-year-old who costs $7,500 would pay no more than $5,000."