Ensure - Root


  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Definition: To make certain that something will happen or be the case; to guarantee or secure.
  • Root: Old French enseurer, from Latin securus (safe)
  • Synonyms: Guarantee, secure, safeguard, confirm
  • Antonyms: Risk, jeopardize, neglect
  • Usage: She took measures to ensure the safety of the participants in the event.


  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Definition: The state of being free from danger, risk, or harm; measures taken to protect against threats or dangers.
  • Related Form: Secure (adjective)
  • Example: The security of the building was enhanced with surveillance cameras and alarms.


  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Definition: To arrange for compensation or protection against potential financial loss or damage; to provide insurance coverage.
  • Root: Old French ensurer, from Latin securus (safe)
  • Synonyms: Cover, protect, indemnify, underwrite
  • Antonyms: Risk, gamble, endanger
  • Usage: He decided to insure his car against accidents and theft.


  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Definition: To give confidence or certainty to someone; to convince or make someone feel sure about something.
  • Root: Old French asseurer, from Latin securus (safe)
  • Synonyms: Guarantee, promise, reassure, convince
  • Antonyms: Distrust, doubt, unsettle
  • Usage: The teacher assured the students that they were well-prepared for the upcoming exam.


  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Definition: To give comfort, confidence, or relief to someone who is anxious or worried; to alleviate doubts or fears.
  • Root: Re- (again) + assure
  • Synonyms: Comfort, soothe, allay, calm
  • Antonyms: Worry, unsettle, distress
  • Usage: The doctor's explanation reassured the patient about the safety of the procedure.


  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Definition: The state of being sure or certain; a guarantee or promise to assume responsibility for another's obligations or debts.
  • Related Form: Sure (adjective)
  • Example: He provided a surety for the loan by using his property as collateral.


  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Definition: Not confident or assured; lacking a sense of safety or stability; not firmly fixed or established.
  • Antonyms: Secure, confident, stable
  • Usage: Her constant self-doubt made her feel insecure in social situations.


  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Definition: A person or company that provides insurance coverage or policies to individuals or entities.
  • Root: Insure
  • Example: The insurer reimbursed the policyholder for the damages to their property.

These words share a common root with "ensure" and often carry meanings related to certainty, protection, and safety.

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