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Verb: ensure  en'shûr or in'shûr [N. Amer], en'shor or in'shor or en'shûr [Brit]
  1. Make certain in the future
    "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us";
    - guarantee, insure, assure, secure
     
  2. Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    "ensure that the curtains are closed";
    - see, check, insure, see to it, control, ascertain, assure

Sounds like: elusive, illusive, allusivee, insure, inshor

Derived forms: ensured, ensuring, ensures

Type of: verify

Encyclopedia: Ensure