An example of ensure is for a teenager to make sure that his little brother gets home from school safely.
- to make sure or certain; guarantee; secure: measures to ensure accuracy
- to make safe; protect: safety devices to ensure workers against accidents
- Obs. insure (sense )
Origin of ensureMiddle English ensuren ; from Anglo-French enseurer (for Old French asseurer: see assure) ; from en- (see en-) + Old French seur, sure
transitive verben·sured, en·sur·ing, en·sures
Origin of ensureMiddle English ensuren, from Anglo-Norman enseurer : Old French en-, causative pref.; see en–1 + Old French seur, secure, variant of sur; see sure.
(third-person singular simple present ensures, present participle ensuring, simple past and past participle ensured)
From Anglo-Norman enseurer, from Old French seur (“sure”).
ensure - Computer Definition
- Make certain.
- Safeguard. See also insure.