What does assure mean?

Definitions for assureəˈʃʊər, əˈʃɜr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word assure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secure(verb)

    make certain of

    "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"

  2. assure, tell(verb)

    inform positively and with certainty and confidence

    "I tell you that man is a crook!"

  3. assure(verb)

    assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence

    "I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe"

  4. see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure(verb)

    be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

    "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"

  5. reassure, assure(verb)

    cause to feel sure; give reassurance to

    "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"

  6. promise, assure(verb)

    make a promise or commitment

Wiktionary

  1. assure(Verb)

    To make sure and secure.

  2. assure(Verb)

    To give (someone) confidence in the trustworthiness of (something).

    I assure you that the program will work smoothly when we demonstrate it to the client.

  3. assure(Verb)

    To guarantee, promise (to do something).

  4. assure(Verb)

    To reassure.

  5. Origin: From asseürer (Modern French assurer), from ad- + securus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assure(verb)

    to make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise, declaration, or other evidence

  2. Assure(verb)

    to declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the design of inspiring belief or confidence

  3. Assure(verb)

    to confirm; to make certain or secure

  4. Assure(verb)

    to affiance; to betroth

  5. Assure(verb)

    to insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to pay a specified sum at death. See Insure

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Assure

    a-shōōr′, v.t. to make sure or secure: to give confidence: (Shak.) to betroth: to tell positively: to insure.—adj. Assur′able.—n. Assur′ance, confidence: feeling of certainty: self-reliance: impudence: positive declaration: insurance, as applied to lives: the securing of a title to property: (theol.) subjective certainty of one's salvation: a solemn declaration or promise, a certain proof: surety, warrant.—adj. Assured′, certain: without doubt: insured: overbold.—adv. Assur′edly.—ns. Assur′edness; Assur′er, one who gives assurance: an insurer or underwriter: one who insures his life. [O. Fr. aseürer (Fr. assurer)—Late L. adsecurāread, to, securus, safe. See Sure.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4423

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assure' in Verbs Frequency: #562

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Fran Lebowitz:

    In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.

  2. Rosa Cardoso:

    Dilma's problem is that she participates in a political game. She has to assure governability.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    Do not worry about your problems in mathematics. I assure you, my problems with mathematics are much greater than yours.

  4. Fran Lebowitz:

    Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.

  5. Henry Kissinger:

    We cannot always assure the future of our friends we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are.

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Translations for assure

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • запэ́ўніваць, запэ́ўніцьBelarusian
  • убеждавам, удостоверявам, уверявам, вдъхвам увереностBulgarian
  • sichern, versichernGerman
  • asegurarSpanish
  • kinnitama, veenmaEstonian
  • اطمینان دادنPersian
  • varmistaa, vakuuttaaFinnish
  • rassurer, assurerFrench
  • shickyreeManx
  • biztosítHungarian
  • לְהַבטִיחַHebrew
  • amen amen dicoLatin
  • sikre, forsikreNorwegian
  • verzekeren, beveiligen, geruststellen, afzekerenDutch
  • forsikre, sikreNorwegian Nynorsk
  • forsikrerNorwegian
  • zapewnić, zapewniaćPolish
  • заверить, обнадёживать, уверять, обеспечивать, обнадёжить, уверить, убеждать, заверять, обеспечить, убедитьRussian
  • உறுதிTamil
  • temin etmek, güvence altına almakTurkish
  • запевня́ти, запе́внитиUkrainian

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