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indemnify (ɪnˈdɛmnɪˌfaɪ Pronunciation for indemnify



-fies, -fying, -fied (transitive)
  1. to secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for; insure
  2. to compensate for loss, injury, expense, etc; reimburse

Derived Forms

inˌdemnifiˈcation noun
inˈdemniˌfier noun

Translations for 'indemnify'

  • British English: indemnify To indemnify someone against something bad happening means to promise to protect them, especially financially, if it happens. VERBThey agreed to indemnify the taxpayers against any loss.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: indenizar
  • Chinese: 保障
  • European Spanish: indemnizar
  • French: indemniser
  • German: entschädigen
  • Italian: indennizzare
  • Japanese: 保障する
  • Korean: 보장하다
  • Portuguese: indemnizar
  • Spanish: indemnizar

Example Sentences Including 'indemnify'

A) "agreed to indemnify Halterm for any decrease in Halterm's distributable cash below a base level.
canada.com (2005)
Accordingly, Michael Havers told the Commons on Tuesday 1 l December that the Government would indemnify them against the loss.
Thatcher, Margaret The Downing Street Years
I'd say at a guess that Glaval will be only too glad to indemnify you.
Jenkins, Geoffrey A Daystar of Fear
The Belfast Telegraph has learned a rule change would indemnify officers from any loss or surcharge arising from their duties.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
The NZRU has also agreed to indemnify the All Blacks against any fines imposed on the players during the tournament.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
Who bears such losses will depend upon the contractual arrangements between the parties, and who has agreed to indemnify whom.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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