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Definition of indemnify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    indemnify

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪ//
     
    (law)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they indemnify
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪ//
     
    he / she / it indemnifies
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪz//
     
    past simple indemnified
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪd//
     
    past participle indemnified
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪd//
     
    -ing form indemnifying
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdemnɪfaɪɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1indemnify somebody (against something) to promise to pay somebody an amount of money if they suffer any damage or loss The contract indemnifies them against loss of earnings.
  2. 2indemnify somebody (for something) to pay somebody 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.
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin indemnis ‘unhurt, free from loss or damage’, from in- (expressing negation) + damnum ‘loss, damage’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: indemnify