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indemnify

[in-dem-nuh-fahy] /ɪnˈdɛm nəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), indemnified, indemnifying.
1.
to compensate for damage or loss sustained, expense incurred, etc.
2.
to guard or secure against anticipated loss; give security against (future damage or liability).
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin indemni(s) without loss (see indemnity) + -fy
Related forms
indemnifier, noun
preindemnify, verb (used with object), preindemnified, preindemnifying.
unindemnified, adjective
Synonyms
1. recompense, reimburse, repay.
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indemnify

/ɪnˈdɛmnɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for; insure
2.
to compensate for loss, injury, expense, etc; reimburse
Derived Forms
indemnification, noun
indemnifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for preindemnify

indemnify

v.

"compensate for loss or expense," 1610s, from Latin indemnis "unhurt" (see indemnity) + -fy. Related: Indemnified; indemnifying.

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