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

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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. Wayne Thayer:

    This ownership structure does not assure me that these companies have the ability to operate independently, regardless of their names and legal structure.

  2. President Trump:

    I can assure Peter Navarro that we are not unprepared.

  3. Vice President Mike Pence:

    We want to assure people and communities all across the country that we'll continue to partner with states to the extent that they prefer us to be a part of it.

  4. State John Kerry:

    Let me assure you we would not be here continuing to negotiate just for the sake of negotiating, we're here because we believe we're making real progress toward a comprehensive deal.

  5. John Kasich:

    For heaven’s sake, this is 2015. I’ve run the largest technology company in the world. Let me assure you we know how to build an employer verification system that would work. We can solve this. We just need to do it.

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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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