An example of ensure is for a teenager to make sure that his little brother gets home from school safely.
transitive verb-·sured′, -·sur′ing
- 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.