"insure", "ensure", and "assure"

Subject: "insure", "ensure", and "assure"
From: "Elaine R. Firestone" <elaine -at- CALVAL -dot- GSFC -dot- NASA -dot- GOV>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 11:00:32 -0500

>>to me "insure" means "to cover with
>>insurance" while "ensure" means "to make damned sure of it."

> Second the motion.



> "Assure" has a different meaning altogether for me. "Assure," is a verb
>meaning one person essentially consoles another. "I assure you the arm can
>be reattached" is different than "I ensure you the arm can be reattached."

At the risk of a "Me too" posting, me too. I agree wholeheartedly on these
three word meanings. None are synonomous with the others.

Elaine


Elaine R. Firestone
elaine -at- calval -dot- gsfc -dot- nasa -dot- gov
elaine -at- seawifs -dot- gsfc -dot- nasa -dot- gov


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