v. make sure or secure, specifically against loss by a contingent event; give or take insurance on
I want to insure my residence, or any accident may ruin the life of family.
Sentence in Classic:
Meanwhile, since it is too late to prevent this tragedy, I am very anxious that I should use the knowledge which I possess in order to insure that justice be done.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
On the other hand, were a republic so favoured by Heaven as to lie under no necessity of making war, the result of this ease would be to make it effeminate and divided which two evils together, and each by itself, would insure its ruin.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
To insure the greatest efficiency in the dart, the harpooneers of this world must start to their feet from out of idleness, and not from out of toil.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Morrel can visit me in the presence of my good and worthy protector, if we still feel that the union we contemplated will be likely to insure our future comfort and happiness; in that case I shall expect M.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
The least injudicious or impatient movement on the part of David might betray them, and time was absolutely necessary to insure the safety of the scout.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
No single individual did more toward laying the foundations of the Tuskegee Institute so as to insure the successful work that has been done there than Olivia A.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context
If Edgar Linton meets me, I shall not hesitate to knock him down, and give him enough to insure his quiescence while I stay.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context