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insure

verb  us   /ɪnˈʃʊər/

insure verb (MAKE CERTAIN)

(also ensure) to make something certain, or to be certain about something: [+ (that) clause] Because of the importance of the game, we wanted to insure (that) it would be televised. [T] We had reporters check to insure the accuracy of the story.

insure verb (PROTECT)

[T] to protect yourself or your property against damage or loss by making regular payments to a company that will pay for the damage or loss if it happens: We’ve insured our house for $100,000.
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