Definition of ensure
: to make sure, certain, or safe : guarantee
Examples of ensure in a Sentence
A combination of … personal courage, dashing leadership from the front, willingness to share the toughest rigours suffered by the ordinary soldiers, and a liberal dose of sheer good fortune ensured his stature as a great general. —Paul Cartledge, History Today, July 2004
Indeed, even though she's been off the mainstream radar for more than a decade, her passionate love for and commitment to rock & roll have ensured that she's managed to make a steady living. —Tom Sinclair, Entertainment Weekly, 24 Nov. 2000
At 20, [Kobe] Bryant is already living the modern American dream, a $70 million man on the NBA's glamour team in the nation's starriest city. His acrobatic moves make him the envy of teenage boys and his good looks and megawatt smile a heartthrob for teenage girls, ensuring his status as one of the NBA's premier pitchmen … —Allison Samuels et al., Newsweek, 31 May 1999
They took steps to ensure the safety of the passengers.
regulations that ensure the wholesomeness of our food
Recent Examples of ensure from the Web
The religious police, officially known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, ensure that both women and men are dressed modestly.
Obamacare ensures that those who fall victim to such conditions, or who already have them, pay the same for insurance as everybody else.
Osprey is working through a state housing tax credit program to ensure a large portion of those apartments are rented at affordable rates.
Rachel Aretakis/Courier-Journal The Metro Council is taking steps to ensure that Louisville police must report any child abuse accusations against one of their own to state authorities.
Supporters say a single-payer system would drastically reduce health care costs and ensure no one is turned away for a lack of money.
To help ensure the vote proceeded legitimately and peacefully, a group of former Latin American presidents flew to Venezuela to act as observers.
Approval of the legislation, which comes as the Legislature prepares to leave Sacramento for its summer recess, ensures that California will continue as a national leader on global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The book will go through the requisite vetting to ensure that no classified information is leaked to the public, but still may contain more insight into Comey’s fraught relationship with Trump than even a four-hour Senate testimony could convey.
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: to make (something) sure, certain, or safe
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