indemnify

  • 1 indemnify — in·dem·ni·fy /in dem nə ˌfī/ vt fied, fy·ing [Latin indemnis unharmed, from in not + damnum damage] 1: to secure against hurt, loss, or damage 2: to compensate or reimburse for incurred hurt, loss, or damage in·dem·ni·fi·er n Merriam Webster’s… …

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  • 2 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To save harmless; to secure against loss or damage; to insure.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 indemnify — to guarantee against any loss which another might suffer. In bankruptcy, it is used to describe the undertaking of one spouse in a divorce to assume certain debts of the marriage and to see that the other spouse is not forced to pay. (Bankruptcy… …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 4 indemnify — (v.) compensate for loss or expense, 1610s, from L. indemnis unhurt (see INDEMNITY (Cf. indemnity)) + FY (Cf. fy). Related: Indemnified; indemnifying …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 indemnify — reimburse, recompense, compensate, remunerate, *pay, repay, satisfy …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 indemnify — ► VERB (indemnifies, indemnified) 1) compensate (someone) for harm or loss. 2) secure (someone) against legal responsibility for their actions. DERIVATIVES indemnification noun indemnifier noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 indemnify — [in dem′ni fī΄] vt. indemnified, indemnifying [< L indemnis, unhurt < in , not + damnum, hurt, harm, damage (see DAMN) + FY] 1. to protect against or keep free from loss, damage, etc.; insure 2. a) to repay for what has been lost or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 indemnify — Used in insurance policy agreements as to compensation for damage or loss. Hold harmless * * * indemnify in‧dem‧ni‧fy [ɪnˈdemnfaɪ] verb indemnified PTandPP 1. [intransitive, transitive] LAW to promise to pay for a financial loss that a person or …

    Financial and business terms

  • 9 indemnify — [[t]ɪnde̱mnɪfaɪ[/t]] indemnifies, indemnifying, indemnified VERB To indemnify someone against something bad happening means to promise to protect them, especially financially, if it happens. [FORMAL] [V n against n] They agreed to indemnify the… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 indemnify — verb /ɪnˈdɛm.nɪ.faɪ/ a) To secure against loss or damage; to insure. The states must at last engage to the merchants here that they will indemnify them from all that shall fall out. b) To compensate or reimburse someone for some expense or injury …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 indemnify — v. (D; tr.) to indemnify for * * * [ɪn demnɪfaɪ] (D; tr.) to indemnify for …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 indemnify — UK [ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪ] / US [ɪnˈdemnɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms indemnify : present tense I/you/we/they indemnify he/she/it indemnifies present participle indemnifying past tense indemnified past participle indemnified legal 1) to provide… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 indemnify — /ɪn demnɪfaɪ/ verb to pay for damage ● to indemnify someone for a loss …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 14 indemnify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Latin indemnis unharmed, from in + damnum damage Date: 1611 1. to secure against hurt, loss, or damage 2. to make compensation to for incurred hurt, loss, or damage Synonyms: see pay • indemnifier noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 indemnify — indemnifier, n. /in dem neuh fuy /, v.t., indemnified, indemnifying. 1. to compensate for damage or loss sustained, expense incurred, etc. 2. to guard or secure against anticipated loss; give security against (future damage or liability). [1605… …

    Universalium

  • 16 indemnify — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 indemnify — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To repay] Syn. return, remit, reimburse; see pay 1 , repay 1 . 2. [To answer for] Syn. register, assure, insure; see guarantee 1 , 2 . See Synonym Study at pay . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To give compensation to:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 indemnify — in|dem|ni|fy [ınˈdemnıfaı] v past tense and past participle indemnified present participle indemnifying third person singular indemnifies [T] law [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: indemnis unharmed , from damnum damage ] 1.) [+ against/for …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 indemnify — in|dem|ni|fy [ ın demnı,faı ] verb transitive LEGAL 1. ) to provide someone with insurance or protection against injury or loss 2. ) to make a payment to someone who has suffered injury or loss …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 indemnify — in·dem·ni·fy || ɪn demnɪfaɪ v. pay for loss or damage, compensate, reimburse; insure against possible loss or damage …

    English contemporary dictionary