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insure

(in-shoor′) [ME. insuren, ensuren]
1. To make sure or certain.
2. To make safe or secure.
3. To protect against injury, loss, or expense.
4. To make a contract specifying the terms of such protection.
5. To buy or sell insurance.
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The warranty insures against failure of carbide wear surfaces on non-return valves for 36 months, as well.
Federal deposit insurance, he argues, encourages the very behavior--risky lending--that it insures against, just as federal flood insurance encourages people to live in areas that are prone to flooding.
So almost anyone who is able insures against loss of a home from fire-or against major medical expenses.