ensure

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Ensure is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
ensure

Third-person singular
ensures

Past tense
ensured

Past participle
ensured

Present participle
ensuring

  1. (transitive) If X ensures Y, it makes Y certain.
    His work is great and should ensure the survival of his business.
  2. If you ensure that something is correct or that it happens, you check it and fix any problems.
    Special care is taken to ensure that teachers understand the course material.

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