make sure

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make sure (third-person singular simple present makes sure, present participle making sure, simple past and past participle made sure)

  1. to verify, to recheck (with extra care or caution)
    When you leave, make sure you have locked the door behind you.
  2. to ensure, to be sure to (to take care that something happens)
    I'm going to make sure that I get to the interview on time.
  3. (followed by of) to check the reliability (of something)
    Make sure of your sources before you publish.
  4. (obsolete) to betroth
    • 1623, Thomas Dekker, The Wonder of a Kingdom
      she that's made sure to him she loves not well

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