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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insure  \In"sure\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Insured};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Insuring}.]  [OE.  ensuren,  prob.  for  assuren,  by  a  change  of 
  prefix.  See  1st  {In-},  and  {Sure},  and  cf  {Assure}, 
  {Ensure}.]  [Written  also  {ensure}.] 
  1.  To  make  sure  or  secure;  as  to  insure  safety  to  any  one 
 
  2.  Specifically,  to  secure  against  a  loss  by  a  contingent 
  event,  on  certain  stipulated  conditions,  or  at  a  given 
  rate  or  premium;  to  give  or  to  take  an  insurance  on  or 
  for  as  a  merchant  insures  his  ship  or  its  cargo,  or 
  both  against  the  dangers  of  the  sea;  goods  and  buildings 
  are  insured  against  fire  or  water;  persons  are  insured 
  against  sickness,  accident,  or  death;  and  sometimes 
  hazardous  debts  are  insured. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insure  \In*sure"\,  v.  i. 
  To  underwrite;  to  make  insurance;  as  a  company  insures  at 
  three  per  cent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insure 
  v  1:  be  careful  or  certain  to  do  something  make  certain  of 
  something  "He  verified  that  the  valves  were  closed"; 
  "See  that  the  curtains  are  closed";  "control  the  quality 
  of  the  product"  [syn:  {see},  {check},  {see  to  it},  {ensure}, 
  {control},  {ascertain},  {assure}] 
  2:  make  certain  of  "This  nest  egg  will  ensure  a  nice 
  retirement  for  us";  "Preparation  will  guarantee  success!" 
  [syn:  {guarantee},  {ensure},  {assure},  {secure}] 
  3:  protect  by  insurance;  "The  insurance  won't  cover  this"  [syn: 
  {cover},  {underwrite}] 
  4:  take  out  insurance  for 




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