ensure etymology

English word ensure comes from Old French seur (sure)

Detailed word origin of ensure

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
seur Old French (fro)
enseurer Anglo-Norman (xno)
ensure English (eng) (intransitive) To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition). [from 18th c.]. (transitive) To make a pledge to (someone); to promise, guarantee (someone of something); to assure. [14th-18th c.].

Words with the same origin as ensure

Descendants of *sauzaz
assure sure survey
Descendants of σαῦρος
Descendants of *eḱs
soprano sovereign sum summary summer summit sup super superb superior superiority supernatural supervise supervisor supreme surround survival survive
Descendants of *uperi
superstition superstitious supervision surname surrender surveillance