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What is the difference between "ensure" and "insure"?

Asked by pixiequeen12 (137points) August 7th, 2008

Do they carry different connotations? My suspicion is that “insure” has some sort of monetary implication. But I just wanted to check. Come on flutherers, please ASSURE me that I will henceforth use these words correctly!

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gailcalled's avatar

Easy to look up, either in a real or online dictionary. Checking your own spelling and understanding is a skill that will hold you in good stead always.

kristianbrodie's avatar

ensure means to make sure or guarantee, whereas insure means specifically to guarantee against loss or harm.

PupnTaco's avatar

Only an insurer can insure.

Trustinglife's avatar

Rest assured.

gailcalled's avatar

Rest assured; this large check should ensure that you get insurance…

gailcalled's avatar

…and remain insured.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Ensure is a brand of nutritional milkshakes

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