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ensure
01. Please [ensure] that you have paid your fees in full before classes begin.
02. You'd better [ensure] that everything the salesman promises is written into the contract.
03. Please [ensure] that you answer all the questions on the test.
04. You should leave by no later than 8:30 to [ensure] you arrive at the airport on time.
05. His long experience, and excellent record [ensure] that he will rise quickly in our organization.
06. I would [ensure] that any agreements you come to during your discussions be included in your written contract, just to be on the safe side.
07. Please [ensure] that you turn off all the lights when you leave.
08. James Baldwin once said that to defend oneself against fear is simply to [ensure] that one will, one day, be conquered by it because fears must be faced.
09. In ancient Rome, puppies were sacrificed to [ensure] a plentiful corn crop.
10. Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, protein and dairy products will [ensure] your body gets the minerals it needs.
11. It is the responsibility of the driver to [ensure] that all passengers in the car who are under 16 are properly secured with seat belts.
12. Before going anywhere in your car, you should always check the vehicle to [ensure] that it is safe to drive.
13. You should have the pollution control devices in your car checked on a regular basis to [ensure] they are working properly.
14. The ancient Egyptians physically preserved the dead in the form of mummies in order to [ensure] a good afterlife.
15. At the most fundamental level, human social behavior is necessary to [ensure] human survival.
16. In 1955, the government of Singapore set up a compulsory saving plan to [ensure] that people would have enough money for their retirement, or if they lost their job.
17. Studies show that the lives of millions of mothers and their children could be saved if countries would invest in programs that [ensure] a healthy pregnancy, and safe childbirth.
18. Experts say that investing in mothers is key to [ensuring] the survival and well-being of children, and building peace and long-term change in developing countries.
19. Please [ensure] that you drop off your key when you check out of the hotel.
20. The Hindu religion states that a sound mind [ensures] a sound body, and a sound body [ensures] a sound mind.
21. Sexual activity is unnecessary for individual survival, but it is essential to [ensure] that our genes are represented in the next generation.
22. The team's victory in this tournament has [ensured] them a place in the Olympics next year.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • ensure — [en shoor′, inshoor′] vt. ensured, ensuring [ME ensuren < Anglo Fr enseurer (for OFr asseurer: see ASSURE) < en (see EN 1) + OFr seur, SURE] 1. to make sure or certain; guarantee; secure [measures to ensure accuracy] 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Ensure — can mean: * A food and beverage brand owned by Abbott Laboratories. The most well known of these products is the Ensure Shake, intended to be served as a snack or meal replacement. * To make sure or certain of something: see * Or you may be… …   Wikipedia

  • ensure — ► VERB 1) make certain that (something) will occur or be so. 2) (ensure against) make sure that (a problem) does not occur. ORIGIN Old French enseurer, earlier form of assurer assure …   English terms dictionary

  • Ensure — En*sure , v. t. 1. To make sure. See {Insure}. [1913 Webster] 2. To betroth. [Obs.] Sir T. More. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ensure — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. enseurer, from en make (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + O.Fr. seur sure (see SURE (Cf. sure)); probably influenced by O.Fr. asseurer assure. Related: Ensured; ensures; ensuring …   Etymology dictionary

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  • ensure — v. (formal) 1) (A; usu. used without to) the present contract cannot ensure you a job 2) (d; tr.) to ensure against (to ensure workers against accidents) 3) (K) I cannot ensure his being on time 4) (L) no one can ensure that he ll come * * * [ɪn… …   Combinatory dictionary

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