- 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.
- 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. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin indemnis
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//