English verb: ensure
|1.||ensure (communication) make certain of|
|Samples||This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us.|
Preparation will guarantee success!.
|Synonyms||assure, guarantee, insure, secure|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||doom, make|
|Verb group||guarantee, vouch|
|2.||ensure (cognition) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something|
|Samples||He verified that the valves were closed.|
See that the curtains are closed.
Control the quality of the product.
|Synonyms||ascertain, assure, check, control, insure, see, see to it|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s that CLAUSE|
|Narrower (hyponym)||card, cinch, control, cover, cross-check, double-check, proof, proofread, spot-check|
|Verb group||ascertain, check, check, check, check off, control, determine, find out, learn, mark, mark off, see, tick, tick off, verify, watch|