Re: "insure", "ensure", and "assure"

Subject: Re: "insure", "ensure", and "assure"
From: "Katherine D. Fisher" <kdfisher -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 09:16:12 -0700

Elaine R. Firestone wrote:

> >>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


Another endorsement here on that one.


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