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tr.v. in·dem·ni·fied, in·dem·ni·fy·ing, in·dem·ni·fies
1. To protect against damage, loss, or injury; insure.
2. To make compensation to for damage, loss, or injury suffered.
[Latin indemnis, uninjured (in-, not; see in-1 + damnum, harm, damage entailing liability) + -fy.]
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Law) to secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for; insure
2. to compensate for loss, injury, expense, etc; reimburse
v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to compensate for damage or loss sustained, expense incurred, etc.
2. to secure against anticipated loss.
Past participle: indemnified
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|Verb||1.||indemnify - secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for; "This plan indemnifies workers against wages lost through illness"|
|2.||indemnify - 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"|
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
give - deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three books for four CDs"