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, secureverb

    make certain of

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

  2. assure, tellverb

    inform positively and with certainty and confidence

    "I tell you that man is a crook!"

  3. assureverb

    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, assureverb

    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, assureverb

    cause to feel sure; give reassurance to

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

  6. promise, assureverb

    make a promise or commitment

Wiktionary

  1. assureverb

    To make sure and secure.

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

  2. assureverb

    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. assureverb

    To guarantee, promise (to do something).

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

  4. assureverb

    To reassure.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assureverb

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

  2. Assureverb

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

  3. Assureverb

    to confirm; to make certain or secure

  4. Assureverb

    to affiance; to betroth

  5. Assureverb

    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

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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. 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.

  2. Fabricio Velez:

    Please know that we take any allegations concerning the safety and security of our Raptors very seriously, i can assure you that your student was not in danger at any time.

  3. New Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    I wouldn't assure anyone that this will be over in three years or that the campaign will be completed in three years.

  4. Dan Abrams:

    To all of you asking whether #LivePD coming back... The answer is yes, all of us associated with the show are as committed to it as ever. We are still discussing some specifics but I want to assure the #LivePDNation that we are not abandoning you.

  5. 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.

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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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