ensure

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

Verb

 Plain form ensure Third-person singular ensures Past tense ensured Past participle ensured Present participle ensuring
1. (transitive) If ${\displaystyle X}$ ensures ${\displaystyle Y}$, it makes ${\displaystyle Y}$ 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.