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1. ensure

verb. ['ɛnˈʃʊr, ɪnˈʃʊr'] make certain of.

Synonyms

  • vouch
  • secure
  • doom
  • guarantee
  • assure
  • insure

Antonyms

  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness
  • demonetization
  • weaken

Etymology

  • enseurer (Anglo-Norman)
  • seur (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Ensure

  • entrepreneur
  • pimplapure
  • observateur
  • premature
  • reinsure
  • procure
  • obscure
  • immature
  • beladur
  • amanpour
  • stamour
  • secure
  • rednour
  • reassure
  • mature
  • lumpur
  • lancour
  • impure
  • gochnour
  • gilmour
  • demure
  • brochure
  • bonjour
  • baldur
  • unsure
  • segur
  • mosur
  • manure
  • lesure
  • latour

How do you pronounce ensure?

Pronounce ensure as ɪnˈʃʊr.

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Sentences with ensure


1. Verb, base form
This purchase order is an accounting number to ensure the correct amount is paid to the vendor or supplier.

Quotes about ensure


1. We have observed that, in society and the world in which we live, selfishness has increased more than love for others, and that men of good will must work, each with his own strengths and expertise, to ensure that love for others increases until it is equal and possibly exceeds love for oneself.
- Pope Francis

2. Every reader exists to ensure for a certain book a modest immortality. Reading is, in this sense, a ritual of rebirth.
- Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

3. How do you know? How best to ensure his nervous breakdown?"I ask."Keep going,"Christian says. "Just go on as if nothing has happened. We all hate that.
- Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

2. ensure

verb. ['ɛnˈʃʊr, ɪnˈʃʊr'] be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something.

Synonyms

  • control
  • see to it
  • proof
  • proofread
  • spot-check
  • card
  • mark off
  • cover
  • insure
  • verify
  • ascertain
  • cross-check
  • determine
  • learn
  • check
  • watch
  • mark
  • check off
  • cinch
  • tick
  • see
  • tick off
  • assure
  • find out

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline

Etymology

  • enseurer (Anglo-Norman)
  • seur (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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