AskDefine | Define ensure

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1 make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!" [syn: guarantee, insure, assure, secure]
2 be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product" [syn: see, check, insure, see to it, control, ascertain, assure]

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  1. To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

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make sure or certain

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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