Ensure and insure
What is the difference between the two?
Ensure means to make sure or certain.
Insure means to purchase an insurance policy on someone or something. In the event of damage to property or death or injury to the insured person, the insurance company pays a sum of money.
Ensure that your house is insured.
|link||answered Jun 29 '12 at 18:51 Jody M. Expert|
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There is considerable overlap between the meaning and use of insure and ensure. In both British and US English the primary meaning of insure is the commercial sense of providing financial compensation in the event of damage to property; ensure is not used at all in this sense. For the more general senses, ensure is the more usual word, but insure is also sometimes used, particularly in US English, e.g. bail is posted to insure that the defendant appears for trial; the system is run to ensure that a good quality of service is maintained.
|link||answered Jun 30 '12 at 10:52 Rahul Gupta Expert|
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