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indemnify Explained

indemnify at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


indemnify at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle indemnified present participle indemnifying third person singular indemnifies [T] law // [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: indemnis 'unharmed', from damnum 'damage']//
1 [+ against/for] to promise to pay someone if something they own is damaged or lost:
2 [+ for] to pay someone money because of loss, injury, or damage that they have suffered: -- indemnification/[hA366]ndemn[hA369]f[hA369]ke[hA366][hA35D][hA368]n/ n [U and C] //

indemnify at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "indemnify":
atone, compensate, cover, do penance, expiate, fee, fill up,
get satisfaction, give and take, give satisfaction, guerdon,
make amends, make compensation, make good, make reparation,
make requital, make restitution, make retribution, make up for,
pay, pay back, pay by installments, pay damages, pay off, pay on,
prepay, quit, recompense, rectify, redress, refund, reimburse,
remit, remunerate, render, repay, requite, retaliate, reward,
salary, satisfy, set right, square, tender

indemnify at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Compensation): make compensation, compensate, pay, pay for, remunerate, indemnify, counteract, countervail, balance, overbalance, counterbalance, set off, square, give and take, make up for, cover, fill up, neutralize, nullify, equalize, make good, redeem, atone.

[V] (Restitution): return, restore, give back, render, render up, give up, let go, reimburse, compensate, indemnify, remit, rehabilitate, make good, redeem, recover.

[V] (Reward): reward, recompense, repay, remunerate, compensate, pay, indemnify, atone, satisfy.

indemnify at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb (indemnifies, indemnifying, indemnified, indemnified) [VN] (law)
1 ~ sb (against sth) to promise to pay sb an amount of money if they suffer any damage or loss:
The contract indemnifies them against loss of earnings.
2 ~ sb (for sth) to pay sb an amount of money because of the damage or loss that they have suffered:
The tenant is legally required to indemnify the landlord for any damage caused to the property.
indemnification noun [U]

Indemnify at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Indemnify \In*dem"ni*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indemnified}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Indemnifying}.] [L. indemnis unhurt (in- not +
damnum hurt, damage) + -fy. Cf. {Damn}, {Damnify}.]
1. To save harmless; to secure against loss or damage; to

The states must at last engage to the merchants here
that they will indemnify them from all that shall
fall out. --Sir W.

2. To make restitution or compensation for, as for that which
is lost; to make whole; to reimburse; to compensate.

indemnify at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give
security for; "This plan indemnifies workers against
wages lost through illness"
2: make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully
repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third
Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in
the accident" [syn: {compensate}, {recompense}, {repair}]
[also: {indemnified}]

indemnify at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2009|September|11



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » lang=la|indemnis|| unhurt, from Inter: term » lang=la|in-||not + Inter: term » lang=la|damnum||hurt, damage. Compare damn, damnify.


* Inter: IPA » /ɪnˈdɛm.nɪ.faɪ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /In"dEm.nI.faI/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-indemnify.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-verb » indemnif|i|ed

  • To secure against loss or damage; to insure.
    1. 1670, Category: w - :Sir William Temple|Sir William Temple, letter to Lord Arlington, in The Works of Sir William Temple, page 101:
    2. : The states must at last engage to the merchants here that they will indemnify them from all that shall fall out.
    3. Inter: chiefly » legal To compensate or reimburse someone for some expense or injury
    4. 1906, Civil Code of the State of California[], page 405:
    5. : The lender of a thing for use must indemnify the borrower for damage caused by defects or vices in it, which he knew at the time of lending, and concealed from the borrower.

      Derived terms

      * indemnifiable

  • indemnification
  • indemnifier

    Related terms

    * indemnity


    Inter: trans-top » To save harmless; to secure against loss or damage; to insure
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|indekken, Inter: t+ » nl|verzekeren
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|turvata, Inter: t+ » fi|vakuuttaa, Inter: t+ » fi|taata
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|sicherstellen
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|biztosít, Inter: t+ » hu|fedez
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|ubezpieczyć, Inter: t- » pl|zabezpieczyć

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|proteger, Inter: t+ » pt|assegurar
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|страховать
    • Turkish: (birinin zararına) Inter: t+ » tr|kefil olmak, Inter: t- » tr|dokunulmazlık vermek, Inter: t+ » tr|korumak, Inter: t+ » tr|teminat vermek

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To make restitution or compensation for
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vergoeden
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hyvittää, Inter: t+ » fi|korvata
    • German: Inter: t- » de|schadlos halten, Inter: t- » de|wiedergutmachen, Inter: t- » de|Indemnität erteilen
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|térít, Inter: t+ » hu|kárpótol

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|wynagrodzić, Inter: t- » pl|wypłacić odszkodowanie
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|indenizar
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|возмещать
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|tazmin etmek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » indemnify
    Translation: fa » indemnify
    Translation: fr » indemnify
    Translation: ko » indemnify
    Translation: io » indemnify
    Translation: kn » indemnify
    Translation: hu » indemnify
    Translation: mg » indemnify
    Translation: ml » indemnify
    Translation: my » indemnify
    Translation: pl » indemnify
    Translation: pt » indemnify
    Translation: ta » indemnify
    Translation: te » indemnify
    Translation: vi » indemnify
    Translation: zh » indemnify