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Definition 1: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where ensure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He verified that the valves were closed
  • See that the curtains are closed
  • control the quality of the product

Synonyms for ensure in the sense of this definition

(ensure is a kind of ...) confirm the truth of

"Please verify that the doors are closed" "verify a claim"

(... is a kind of ensure ) read for errors

"I should proofread my manuscripts"

(... is a kind of ensure ) maintain a check on; especially by patrolling

"The second officer covered the top floor"

(... is a kind of ensure ) pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality

(... is a kind of ensure ) ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor

"I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!"

(... is a kind of ensure ) make sure of

(... is a kind of ensure ) check out conflicting sources; crosscheck facts, for example

(... is a kind of ensure ) check once more to be absolutely sure

(... is a kind of ensure ) verify by using a duplicate register for comparison

"control an account"

(ensure has a similar meaning as ...) verify by consulting a source or authority

"check the spelling of this word" "check your facts"

(ensure has a similar meaning as ...) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

"I want to see whether she speaks French" "See whether it works" "find out if he speaks Russian" "Check whether the train leaves on time"

(ensure has a similar meaning as ...) put a check mark on or near or next to

"Please check each name on the list" "tick off the items" "mark off the units"

(ensure has a similar meaning as ...) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

"Are you controlling for the temperature?"

Definition 2: make certain of - [verb of communication]

Samples where ensure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
  • Preparation will guarantee success!

Synonyms for ensure in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of ensure ) make certain of the failure or destruction of

"This decision will doom me to lose my position"

(... is a kind of ensure ) assure the success of

"A good review by this critic will make your play!"

(ensure has a similar meaning as ...) give surety or assume responsibility

"I vouch for the quality of my products"

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