Examples of insure in a Sentence
- He found the language not obscene … but did find it intentionally disruptive, and held that school officials had the right to insure that a high-school assembly proceed in an orderly manner, without hoots and howls and all that snickering. —William Safire, New York Times Magazine, 24 Aug. 1986
- … his sudden fame probably insured a backlash. —Calvin Tomkins, New Yorker, 6 Dec. 1982
- The fact that by supplying his uncle with an amusing mistress he would insure against any awkward second marriage was merely a fortunate coincidence. —Mollie Hardwick, Emma, Lady Hamilton, 1969
We insured our house against fire and flood damage.
I found a company that will insure my car for less than I've been paying.
This policy will insure your car against theft.
She had difficulty finding a company that would insure her.
They take great care to insure the safety and security of their home.
We hope that careful planning will insure success.
Recent Examples of insure from the Web
There are other ways to insure against a crash than buying bonds.
And many species that have an enormous value to ocean ecosystems, such as crucial oxygen-generating bacteria, do not have easily quantifiable benefits to humanity, so are difficult to insure.
On February 20, 1996, Matsch had ruled that McVeigh’s trial would be moved from Oklahoma City to Denver, to insure an impartial jury.
The owner of the Infiniti, Shakira Rivera, 25, was charged with failure to insure a motor vehicle, police said.
The insurance firm, Bruen Deldin DiDio Associates, was accused of creating a bogus certificate indicating the stadium project – along with the city – was insured when no policy had been issued.
In 2007, Gillette insured Rihanna’s legs for $1 million.
Overseeing the transition from the iconic Highbury to Arsenal's new home, Wenger insured that Arsenal stayed afloat competitively by keeping the club in the Champions League on a shoestring budget.
Creditors were scrambling to insure Morgan Stanley’s debt against a default.
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Do you ensure or insure?
There is considerable confusion about whether ensure and insure are distinct words, variants of the same word, or some combination of the two. They are in fact different words, but with sufficient overlap in meaning and form as to create uncertainty as to which should be used when. We define ensure as “to make sure, certain, or safe” and one sense of insure, “to make certain especially by taking necessary measures and precautions,” is quite similar. But insure has the additional meaning “to provide or obtain insurance on or for,” which is not shared by ensure. Some usage guides recommend using insure in financial contexts (as in “she insured her book collection for a million dollars”) and ensure in the general sense “to make certain” (as in “she ensured that the book collection was packed well”).
Synonym Discussion of insure
- the government has ensured the safety of the refugees
- careful planning should insure the success of the party
- I assure you that no harm will be done
- sent reinforcements to secure their position
INSURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insure for English Language Learners
: to buy insurance for (something, such as property or health)
: to provide insurance for (something, such as property or health); also : to provide (someone) with insurance
: to make (something) sure, certain, or safe
INSURE Defined for Kids
Definition of insure for Students
- I insured my car.
- I want to insure your safety.
legal Definition of insure
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