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
Ismay did not cite the need to ensure that Nazi Germany never returned.
Just be sure to start each with a clean, moisturized face, and then finish with a spritz of setting spray to ensure your look lasts all night. 1.
The rise of the alt-right and other nefarious political groups has given him a larger platform, ensuring that his devout fan base grows.
The overlap helps ensure consistency, and there are backups for each vocal part in case someone is sick or something comes up.
Consumer advocates have been pushing for years for more steps to ensure the accuracy of what's listed in credit reports.
The team also created a methodology for ensuring historically accurate colorization.
Kohanpoolad is one of two mashgiachs, essentially chefs who ensure that the restaurant stays true to the certification granted by the Rabbinical Council of California.
Now, Kendall County officers must ensure detainees taken to hospitals remain handcuffed or shackled at all times, unless medical staff specifically order restraints removed or the detainee is giving birth.
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: to make (something) sure, certain, or safe
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