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
Veteran aid workers say the key to countering extremism is less about plastic sheeting for blown out windows or restoring electricity and more about ensuring a local government has the trust and confidence of its citizens.
The California Senate recently approved a bill that would work to ensure that no one is kept in local jails as a consequence of poverty.
So being able to perform inspections and get really valid data to ensure the pipeline is in good condition, that can save utility companies a lot of money.
Senior Assistant City Attorney Tina Hess also wants a bond to ensure that if the structure cannot be completed legally, the city will have funds to pay for its demolition.
HSBC is also providing an additional 25 million-pound working capital facility and ENIC has put in a 50 million-pound contingency facility to ensure the project is fully funded through to completion.
That includes, theoretically, eliminating divisions to help ensure a team from the SEC is selected for the College Football Playoff every year.
The NRA has said the law holds local governments responsible for keeping people safe, and ensures law-abiding citizens don’t unintentionally violate local restrictions.
Hot on the heels of last year's battery mishap, Samsung implemented even more stringent battery safety procedures, ensuring that such a thing will not happen again.
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: to make (something) sure, certain, or safe
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