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Assure vs. Insure vs. Ensure

Assure means “to convince” or “to guarantee” and usually takes a direct object.

Example: If we leave two hours early, I assure you that we will arrive at the concert on time.

Insure means “to guard against loss.”

Example: Before he could leave for his trip, Steve had to insure his car against theft.

Ensure means “to make certain.”

Example: Our company goes to great lengths to ensure that every product that leaves the warehouse is of the highest quality.

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One Response to Assure vs. Insure vs. Ensure

  1. Ranjana July 5, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    I am still confused between the words ensure and insure
    http://www.wordnik.com/words/ensure here the meaning of ensure is written insure.
    I am confused :O


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