insure

To insure is to guarantee or protect the monetary value of something with, as you might imagine, insurance.

We insure, or protect, our homes and cars and other valuables against loss or damage from accidents by taking out insurance policies. To insure is to pay an insurance company regularly so that if something goes wrong, they’ll help cover the costs. Although it’s certainly reassuring to have insurance, the word insure always has a financial aspect.

Definitions of insure
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v protect by insurance

Synonyms:
cover, underwrite
cover
to take an action to protect against future problems
compensate, cover, overcompensate
make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
Types:
reinsure
insure again by assuming all or a part of the liability of an insurance company already covering a risk
indemnify
secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for
Type of:
guarantee, warrant
stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

v take out insurance for

Types:
reinsure
insure again by transferring to another insurance company all or a part of a liability assumed
reinsure
provide additional insurance for
coinsure
take out coinsurance
Type of:
protect
shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

v make certain of

Synonyms:
assure, ensure, guarantee, secure
guarantee, vouch
give surety or assume responsibility
Types:
doom
make certain of the failure or destruction of
make
assure the success of

v be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

Synonyms:
ascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, see, see to it
check, check off, mark, mark off, tick, tick off
put a check mark on or near or next to
check
verify by consulting a source or authority
ascertain, check, determine, find out, learn, see, watch
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
control, verify
check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
Types:
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proof, proofread
read for errors
control
verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
double-check
check once more to be absolutely sure
cross-check
check out conflicting sources; crosscheck facts, for example
cinch
make sure of
card
ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor
spot-check
pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality
cover
maintain a check on; especially by patrolling
Type of:
verify
confirm the truth of

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