Thesaurus

ensure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ensure

  1. to make sure, certain, or safe regulations that ensure the wholesomeness of our food Synonyms of ensure assure, cinch, guarantee, guaranty, ice, insure, secure Words Related to ensure attest, certify, vouch, warrant, witness; pledge, promise, swear Near Antonyms of ensure enfeeble, undermine, weaken

Synonym Discussion of ensure

ensure, insure, assure, secure mean to make a thing or person sure. ensure, insure, and assure are interchangeable in many contexts where they indicate the making certain or inevitable of an outcome, but ensure may imply a virtual guarantee
    • the government has ensured the safety of the refugees
, while insure sometimes stresses the taking of necessary measures beforehand
    • careful planning should insure the success of the party
, and assure distinctively implies the removal of doubt and suspense from a person's mind.
    • I assure you that no harm will be done
secure implies action taken to guard against attack or loss.
    • sent reinforcements to secure their position


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