12:31 Nov 29, 2019
English to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Advertising / Public Relations / ensure/ assure- Thank you people:-
English term or phrase: ensure?
This company can assure the security of premises with absolute discretion.

Which one do I use? I need to use UK Oxford English strictly, and my research is US.
Andrea Sartori-Griffiths
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:06

Summary of answers provided
4 +5Ensure
Charlotte Fleming

Discussion entries: 2



8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5

Ensure in the UK. "We can assure you that your premises will be secure by ensuring security measures are in place."

Example sentence(s):
  • We can assure you that your premises will be secure by ensuring security measures are in place.
Charlotte Fleming
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nadyiia Derkach
8 mins
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agree  Jennifer Caisley: And a really helpful example sentence, too!
7 hrs
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agree  MARK ROBERTSON: This is the most likely answer.
1 day 21 hrs
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agree  Lubosh Hanuska
2 days 5 hrs
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agree  Adrian MM.: AmE insure does in fact double for ensure https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/how-to-use-ins... plus an assured (party) in UK insurance e.g. by Lloyds of London means insured under a marine, fire & life *assurance* policy.
3 days 1 hr
  -> There's an exception for every rule!
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