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insure

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Insurance
insurein‧sure /ɪnˈʃʊə $ -ˈʃʊr/ ●●○ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]BFI to buy insurance so that you will receive money if something bad happens to you, your family, your possessions etc Have you insured the contents of your home?insure (something/somebody) against loss/damage/theft/sickness etc It is wise to insure your property against storm damage.insure something for £1,000/$2,000 etc You should insure the painting for at least £100,000.2 [transitive]BFI to provide insurance for something or someone Many companies won’t insure young drivers.3 x-ref[transitive] an American spelling of ensure insure (yourself) against something
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Examples from the Corpus
insureWe insured all our valuables before the move.No one will insure him because of his heart condition.insure (something/somebody) against loss/damage/theft/sickness etcHowever, while your policy is suspended we will still insure your car against loss or damage by fire or theft.Make sure you have arranged mortgage Protection Cover and, if possible, insure yourself against sickness, redundancy or accident.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinsurein‧sure /ɪnˈʃʊə-ˈʃʊr/ verb [intransitive, transitive]INSURANCE1to buy insurance to protect yourself, your family, your business etc against something bad happening, for example accidents, damage to property, or injury caused to othersMany companies insure executives’ lives with the companies as beneficiaries.insure (somebody/something) against somethingIt is advisable to insure all oriental carpets against theft and damage.insure something for £1,000/$2,000 etcAirlines insure their aircraft for their replacement value.2to provide insurance for something or someoneinsure (somebody/something) against somethingThe company insured against earthquakes and accidents at sea.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
insure (AmE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinsure (AmE)
he, she, itinsures (AmE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinsured (AmE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave insured
he, she, ithas insured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad insured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill insure
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have insured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam insuring
he, she, itis insuring
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you, we, theyare insuring
Past
I, he, she, itwas insuring
you, we, theywere insuring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been insuring
he, she, ithas been insuring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been insuring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be insuring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been insuring
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Verb table
insure
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinsure
he, she, itinsures
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinsured
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave insured
he, she, ithas insured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad insured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill insure
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have insured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam insuring
he, she, itis insuring
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you, we, theyare insuring
Past
I, he, she, itwas insuring
you, we, theywere insuring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been insuring
he, she, ithas been insuring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been insuring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be insuring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been insuring
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