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"Insure" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "asegurar", and "ensure" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "asegurar". Learn more about the difference between "insure" and "ensure" below.
insure
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (finance)
a. asegurar
I've insured my car against theft and vandalism.He asegurado mi coche contra robo y vandalismo.
b. hacer un seguro
Tomas insured his home against fire and theft.Tomás hizo un seguro de hogar contra incendios y robo.
2. (to ensure)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. asegurar
We insured the safety of all of the animals used in the filming of the movie.Aseguramos la seguridad de todos los animales que participaron en el rodaje de la película.
b. garantizar
The teachers work together to insure all students succeed.Los maestros trabajan juntos para garantizar que todos los estudiantes tengan éxito.
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ensure(
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shuhr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make certain)
a. asegurar
We want to ensure a smooth transition to the new system.Queremos asegurar que la transición al nuevo sistema se efectúe sin problemas.
b. garantizar
We need radical policy changes to ensure the survival of our planet.Necesitamos un cambio radical de política para garantizar la supervivencia de nuestro planeta.
c. asegurarse
Please ensure that you take all your personal belongings with you.Por favor, asegúrense de que hayan recogido todos sus objetos personales.
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