Definitions for Assuranceəˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
as•sur•ance*əˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-(n.)
a positive declaration intended to give confidence:
many assurances of support.
promise or pledge; guaranty; surety:
to give one's assurance that a job will be done.
freedom from doubt; certainty:
to feel assurance of success.
freedom from timidity; self-confidence:
to enter a room with assurance.
presumptuous boldness; impudence.
Category: British, Business
Ref: Chiefly Brit. insurance.
* Syn: See confidence.
Origin of assurance:
1325–75; ME < MF
assurance, self-assurance, confidence, self-confidence, authority, sureness(noun)
freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
"his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
"an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
a statement intended to inspire confidence
"the President's assurances were not respected"
a British term for some kinds of insurance
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
assurance(noun)əˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-
a promise or guarantee
You have my assurance.; He gave us an assurance that it would not be printed.
assuranceəˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-
confidence in yourself
Express yourself with assurance.
The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence.
The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty.
Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance.
Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable.
Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death. Recently, assurance has been used, in England, in relation to life contingencies, and insurance in relation to other contingencies. It is called temporary assurance, in the time within which the contingent event must happen is limited. See Insurance.
Any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed. In England, the legal evidences of the conveyance of property are called the common assurances of the kingdom. Blackstone.
Origin: assuraunce, assurance, from assurer; as if .
the act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence
the state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty
firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance
excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable
insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death
any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed
Translations for Assurance
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an air of assurance.
- segurançaPortuguese (BR)
- die SicherheitGerman
- selvtillid; selvsikkerhedDanish
- اطمینان؛ دلگرمیFarsi
- בִּטַחוֹן ,בִּיטַחוֹןHebrew
- निश्चित होनाHindi
- biztonság, bizonyosságHungarian
- keyakinan, kepastian, jaminanIndonesian
- sjálfstraust, öryggiIcelandic
- pasitikėjimas savimiLithuanian
- pārliecība; paļāvībaLatvian
- selvtillit, selvsikkerhetNorwegian
- اطمینان؛ دلگرمیPersian
- اطمینان، ډاډګیرنهPashto
- kendine güvenmeTurkish
- 自信Chinese (Trad.)
- اعتماد ، بھروسہUrdu
- sự tự tinVietnamese
- 信心，确信Chinese (Simp.)
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