insure


insure
in·sure /in-'shu̇r/ vb in·sured, in·sur·ing
vt: to assure against a loss by a contingent event on certain stipulated conditions or at a given rate of premium: give, take, or procure insurance on or for
vi: to contract to give insurance: underwrite; also: to procure or effect insurance

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

insure
I verb cover against loss, gain indemnity against loss, guarantee against loss, have underwritten, obtain insurance, protect against loss, reassure, secure against loss, underwrite against loss II index avouch (guarantee), bond (secure a debt), certify (attest), cosign, cover (guard), cover (provide for), ensure, guarantee, harbor, indemnify, pledge (deposit), preserve, promise (vow), sponsor, underwrite

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


insure
v.
To promise to compensate someone for the loss of or damage to someone or something in exchange for payments of money; to assume the risk of loss or damage; to underwrite; see also indemnify

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make sure or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insure — ► VERB 1) arrange for compensation in the event of damage to or loss of (property, life, or a person), in exchange for regular payments to a company. 2) secure the payment of (a sum) in this way. 3) (insure against) protect (someone) against (a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Insure — In*sure , v. i. To underwrite; to make insurance; as, a company insures at three per cent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Insure — can mean: * To provide for financial or other mitigation if something goes wrong: see insurance or . * Or you may be looking for ensure or inshore …   Wikipedia

  • insure — (v.) mid 15c., insuren, spelling variant of ensuren (see ENSURE (Cf. ensure)). Took on its particular sense of make safe against loss by payment of premiums from mid 17c. (replacing assure in that meaning). Related: Insured; insuring …   Etymology dictionary

  • insure — *ensure, assure, secure Analogous words: protect, shield, guard, safeguard (see DEFEND): indemnify, compensate (see PAY vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • insure — [v] protect, secure assure, cinch, cover, guarantee, guard, hedge, indemnify, register, safeguard, shield, underwrite, warrant;   concepts 317,330 …   New thesaurus

  • insure — [in shoor′] vt. insured, insuring [ME ensuren: see ENSURE] 1. to contract to be paid or to pay money in the case of loss of (life, property, etc.); take out or issue insurance on (something or someone) 2. ENSURE vi. to give or take out insurance… …   English World dictionary

  • insure — verb 1 (I, T) to buy insurance to protect yourself against something bad happening to you, your family, your possessions etc: Have you insured the contents of your home? | insure (sth/sb) against sth: It would be wise to insure your property… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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