Definition of Insure

1. Verb. Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something. "Control the quality of the product"

2. Verb. Make certain of. "Preparation will guarantee success!"
Exact synonyms: Assure, Ensure, Guarantee, Secure
Related verbs: Guarantee, Vouch
Specialized synonyms: Doom, Make
Derivative terms: Guarantee

3. Verb. Protect by insurance. "The insurance won't cover this"
Exact synonyms: Cover, Underwrite
Specialized synonyms: Reinsure, Indemnify
Generic synonyms: Guarantee, Warrant
Related verbs: Cover, Compensate, Cover, Overcompensate
Derivative terms: Coverage, Insurance, Insurer, Underwriter, Underwriter

4. Verb. Take out insurance for.
Specialized synonyms: Reinsure, Reinsure, Coinsure
Generic synonyms: Protect
Derivative terms: Insurance

Definition of Insure

1. v. t. To make sure or secure; as, to insure safety to any one.

2. v. i. To underwrite; to make insurance; as, a company insures at three per cent.

Definition of Insure

1. Verb. (transitive) To provide for compensation if some specified risk occurs. Often agreed by policy (contract) to offer financial compensation in case of an accident, theft or other undesirable event. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To deal in such contracts; subscribe to a policy of insurance ¹

3. Verb. (Chiefly American English) (alternative spelling of ensure): (transitive) To make sure or certain of; guarantee. ¹

4. Verb. (context: perhaps nonstandard) (alternative form of assure): (transitive) To give confidence in the trustworthiness of. ¹

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Definition of Insure

1. to guarantee against loss [v -SURED, -SURING, -SURES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Insure

insurance goal
insurance goals
insurance policies
insurance policy
insurance pools
insurance premium
insurance selection bias
insurance shot
insurance underwriter
insure (current term)
insured person

Literary usage of Insure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"On the next day Hearne wrote: "I accept your proposition in reference to the insurance of the bark Maria Henry. Please insure $4000 at ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"This fact distinguishes the case from those where holders of special interests in property are allowed to insure the whole property and recover its whole ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"Mr. Wragge hopes that the comparison of the results with those obtained from low-level stations will insure a permanent observatory being established in the ..."

4. The Diplomatic Relations of England with the Quadruple Alliance, 1815-1830 by Louis Calvert, Myrna M. Boyce, Paul Padgette (1918)
"... Thunderbolt—Wrong Emphasis Fatal for Othello and Many of Shakespeare's Plays—How The Concert was Ruined in London—How to insure Harmony of Tone—Actors ..."

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