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insured

[in-shoo rd, -shurd] /ɪnˈʃʊərd, -ˈʃɜrd/
noun
1.
the person, group, or organization whose life or property is covered by an insurance policy.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; insure + -ed2
Related forms
uninsured, adjective
well-insured, adjective

insure

[in-shoo r, -shur] /ɪnˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜr/
verb (used with object), insured, insuring.
1.
to guarantee against loss or harm.
2.
to secure indemnity to or on, in case of loss, damage, or death.
3.
to issue or procure an insurance policy on or for.
4.
ensure (defs 1–3).
verb (used without object), insured, insuring.
5.
to issue or procure an insurance policy.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English; variant of ensure
Related forms
overinsure, verb (used with object), overinsured, overinsuring.
preinsure, verb (used with object), preinsured, preinsuring.
Synonyms
1. warrant. 4. assure.
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  • Lives insured and a bit invested for fear of accidents.
  • She is healthy and active and insured and does not have problems with her circulation or healing.
  • And the output of the production facility is insured.
  • It was insured, but neither of them thought they would be compensated for the painting's full worth.
British Dictionary definitions for insured

insured

/ɪnˈʃʊəd; -ˈʃɔːd/
adjective
1.
covered by insurance: an insured risk
noun
2.
the person, persons, or organization covered by an insurance policy

insure

/ɪnˈʃʊə; -ˈʃɔː/
verb
1.
(often foll by against) to guarantee or protect (against risk, loss, etc): we insured against disappointment by making an early reservation
2.
(often foll by against) to issue (a person) with an insurance policy or take out an insurance policy (on): his house was heavily insured against fire, after all his car accidents the company refuses to insure him again
3.
another word (esp US) for ensure (sense 1), ensure (sense 2)
Also (rare) (for senses 1, 2) ensure
Derived Forms
insurable, adjective
insurability, noun
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Word Origin and History for insured

insure

v.

mid-15c., insuren, spelling variant of ensuren (see ensure). Took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" from mid-17c. (replacing assure in that meaning). Related: Insured; insuring.

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