What does assure mean?

Definitions for assure
əˈʃʊər, əˈʃɜras·sure

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.

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

  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.

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

  3. assure(Verb)

    To guarantee, promise (to do something).

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

  4. assure(Verb)

    To reassure.

    Etymology: 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

How to pronounce assure?

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How to say assure in sign language?

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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

Examples of assure in a Sentence

  1. Chairman Trey Gowdy:

    Let me assure you it is not.

  2. Stephen Miller:

    The problem with the statement that youre apprehending 80 or 90 percent of drugs at ports of entry -- thats like saying you apprehend most contraband at TSA checkpoints at airports, you apprehend the contraband there because thats where you have the people, the screeners. I assure you if we had screeners of that same density across every single inch and mile of the southern border, youd have more drugs interdicted in those areas.

  3. Doris Day:

    My public image is unshakably that of America's wholesome virgin, the girl next door, carefree and brimming with happiness. An image, I can assure you, more make-believe than any film part I ever played.

  4. Amy Klobuchar:

    I just want to assure you.

  5. Brad Raffensperger:

    Let me be clear. It is a felony to double vote in Georgia. And we prosecute, my office is dedicated, working with counties to assure that it won't happen in November, or in the future.

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Translations for assure

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  • 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
  • assegurarPortuguese
  • asiguraRomanian
  • заверить, обнадёживать, уверять, обеспечивать, обнадёжить, уверить, убеждать, заверять, обеспечить, убедитьRussian
  • உறுதிTamil
  • temin etmek, güvence altına almak, sağlamakTurkish
  • запевня́ти, запе́внитиUkrainian

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