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
Creditors were scrambling to insure Morgan Stanley’s debt against a default.
Settlement Talks Hit Snag Some McKesson investors sued in Delaware arguing that the company was harmed by the directors’ failure to insure that the company’s shipment-reporting systems were functioning effectively.
Hammerstein had hyped Don’s pending visit by putting up a $50,000 bond (more than $1.25 million in today’s dollars) in case the dog died between London and New York; Lloyd’s of London had supposedly refused to insure him.
The study found that while more kids are insured now, out-of-pocket costs for patients 18 and under increased by 18 percent between 2012 and 2016.
The maximum monthly cost for an employee opting to insure a spouse and children would be $346.47.
Hospitals have asked to be taxed in order to keep hundreds of thousands of patients insured.
Because the short-term plans will be open only to the healthy, the remaining customers will tend to be sicker, and more expensive to insure.
Now ratepayers can absorb the costs of a utility's work to prevent fires, to insure against liability and to cover leftover damages after catastrophe strikes.
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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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