HyperDic: ensure

English > 2 senses of the word ensure:
VERBcommunicationensure, guarantee, insure, assure, securemake certain of
cognitionensure, see, check, insure, see to it, control, ascertain, assurebe careful or certain to do something
ensure > pronunciation
Soundsehnshuh'r; ihnshuh'r
Rhymesallure ... Ur: 39 rhymes with uhr...
English > ensure: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningmake certain of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"
Synonymsguarantee, insure, assure, secure
Narrowerdoommake certain of the failure or destruction of
makeassure the success of
Similar toguarantee, vouchGive surety or assume responsibility
Spanishasegurarse, asegurar, avalar, garantizar
Catalanassegurar, avalar, garantir
English > ensure: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningBe careful or certain to do something; make certain of something.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymssee, check, insure, see to it, control, ascertain, assure
Narrowercardask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor
cinchmake sure of
controlverify by using a duplicate register / register for comparison
coverMaintain a check on
cross-checkcheck out conflicting sources
double-checkcheck / check / check once more to be absolutely sure
proofread, proofread for errors
spot-checkpick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality
Broaderverifyconfirm the truth of
Similar tocheck, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tickput a check mark on or near or next to
checkverify by consulting a source or authority
control, verifyCheck or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learnFind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Spanishasegurarse, asegurar, comprobar, controlar, ver

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