Definitions for assureəˈʃʊər, əˈʃɜr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•sureəˈʃʊər, əˈʃɜr(v.t.)-sured, -sur•ing.

  1. to declare earnestly or confidently to; tell positively:

    She assured us of our welcome.

  2. to cause to know surely; reassure:

    He assured himself that the alarm was set.

  3. to make (a future event) sure; ensure; guarantee.

  4. to secure; render safe or stable:

    to assure a person's position.

  5. to give confidence to; encourage.

  6. Chiefly Brit. to insure, as against loss.

    Category: British

Origin of assure:

1325–75; < OF aseurer < VL *assēcūrāre= L as-as - +-sēcūrāre, sēcūrus secure



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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. assure(verb)əˈʃʊər, əˈʃɜr

    to give a promise or guarantee

    I assure you that the children will be safe.

  2. assureəˈʃʊər, əˈʃɜr

    to make certain

    assuring their victory


  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

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

Translations for assure

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to tell positively

I assured him (that) the house was empty.

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