Thesaurus

insure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of insure

  1. to make sure, certain, or safe took steps to insure the timely completion of the project Synonyms of insure assure, cinch, guarantee, guaranty, ice, ensure, secureWords Related to insure attest, certify, vouch, warrant, witness; pledge, promise, swearNear Antonyms of insure enfeeble, undermine, weaken

Synonym Discussion of insure

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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