What does assure mean?

Definitions for assure
əˈʃʊər, əˈʃɜras·sure

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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.

  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.

  3. assureverb

    To guarantee, promise (to do something).

  4. assureverb

    To reassure.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Assureverb

    Etymology: asseurer, Fr. from assecurare, low Latin.

    So when he had assured them with many words, that he would restore them without hurt, according to the agreement, they let him go for the saving of their brethren. 2 Mac. xii. 25.

    And, for that dowry, I’ll assure her of
    Her widowhood, be it that she survives me,
    In all my lands and leases whatsoever. William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew.

    So irresistible an authority cannot be reflected on, without the most awful reverence, even by those whose piety assures its favour to them. John Rogers.

    And hereby we know, that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 1 John, iii. 19.

    I revive
    At this last sight; assur’d that man shall live
    With all the creatures, and their seed preserve. Parad. Lost.

    But what on earth can long abide in state?
    Or who can him assure of happy day? Edmund Spenser, Muiopotmos.

    This diviner laid claim to me, called me Dromio, swore I was assured to her. William Shakespeare, Comedy of Errours.

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. Henry Steele Commager:

    Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

  2. Apple Inc:

    We want to assure our customers that as soon as our engineering team became aware of the details necessary to reproduce the bug, they quickly disabled Group FaceTime and began work on the fix, we are committed to improving the process by which we receive and escalate these reports, in order to get them to the right people as fast as possible.

  3. Chairman Trey Gowdy:

    Let me assure you it is not.

  4. Councilman Jerry Schiro:

    Given the heighten( sic) sensitivity to racism in our country today, they are particularly concerning and divisive when made by elected officials, we are, and should be, held to higher standards in our thinking and actions. I can assure the citizens of Luray this type of thinking is not indicative of the Town Council Members or Staff.

  5. Bin Laden:

    My time serving is over but, I assure you, we have people out there who will go to get him.

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Translations for assure

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  • запэ́ўніць, запэ́ўнівацьBelarusian
  • уверявам, удостоверявам, вдъхвам увереност, убеждавамBulgarian
  • sichern, versichernGerman
  • asegurarSpanish
  • veenma, kinnitamaEstonian
  • اطمینان دادنPersian
  • varmistaa, vakuuttaaFinnish
  • assurer, rassurerFrench
  • shickyreeManx
  • biztosítHungarian
  • לְהַבטִיחַHebrew
  • amen amen dicoLatin
  • sikre, forsikreNorwegian
  • afzekeren, geruststellen, beveiligen, verzekerenDutch
  • sikre, forsikreNorwegian Nynorsk
  • forsikrerNorwegian
  • zapewnić, zapewniaćPolish
  • assegurarPortuguese
  • asiguraRomanian
  • заверять, заверить, обнадёживать, уверять, убедить, обеспечить, убеждать, обеспечивать, уверить, обнадёжитьRussian
  • உறுதிTamil
  • temin etmek, güvence altına almak, sağlamakTurkish
  • запевня́ти, запе́внитиUkrainian

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