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English verb: ensure

1. ensure (communication) make certain of


SamplesThis nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us.
Preparation will guarantee success!.


Synonymsassure, guarantee, insure, secure


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)doom, make


Verb groupguarantee, vouch

2. ensure (cognition) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something


SamplesHe verified that the valves were closed.
See that the curtains are closed.
Control the quality of the product.


Synonymsascertain, assure, check, control, insure, see, see to it


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)verify


Narrower (hyponym)card, cinch, control, cover, cross-check, double-check, proof, proofread, spot-check


Verb groupascertain, check, check, check, check off, control, determine, find out, learn, mark, mark off, see, tick, tick off, verify, watch









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