Definitions for assure
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word assure.
guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secureverb
make certain of
"This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
inform positively and with certainty and confidence
"I tell you that man is a crook!"
assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence
"I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe"
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"
cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
"The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"
make a promise or commitment
To make sure and secure.
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.
To guarantee, promise (to do something).
Etymology: From asseürer (Modern French assurer), from ad- + securus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
To assure means to inform or tell someone something positively or confidently to dispel any doubts they may have. It can also mean to make certain or ensure that something will occur or be the case.
to make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise, declaration, or other evidence
to declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the design of inspiring belief or confidence
to confirm; to make certain or secure
to affiance; to betroth
to insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to pay a specified sum at death. See Insure
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. adsecurāre—ad, to, securus, safe. See Sure.]
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'assure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4423
Rank popularity for the word 'assure' in Verbs Frequency: #562
The numerical value of assure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of assure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
On critical issues such as the sale of products that may threaten the safety or well-being of communities, corporate boards must exercise their oversight role to assure balance among customer, shareholder, and societal interests.
There are going to be U.S. Army forces here in Lithuania, as well as Estonia and Latvia and Poland for as long as is required to deter Russian aggression and to assure our allies.
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
Do not worry about your problems in mathematics. I assure you, my problems with mathematics are much greater than yours.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
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- запэ́ўніць, запэ́ўнівацьBelarusian
- уверявам, удостоверявам, вдъхвам увереност, убеждавамBulgarian
- sichern, versichernGerman
- veenma, kinnitamaEstonian
- اطمینان دادنPersian
- varmistaa, vakuuttaaFinnish
- assurer, rassurerFrench
- amen amen dicoLatin
- sikre, forsikreNorwegian
- afzekeren, geruststellen, beveiligen, verzekerenDutch
- sikre, forsikreNorwegian Nynorsk
- zapewnić, zapewniaćPolish
- заверять, заверить, обнадёживать, уверять, убедить, обеспечить, убеждать, обеспечивать, уверить, обнадёжитьRussian
- temin etmek, güvence altına almak, sağlamakTurkish
- запевня́ти, запе́внитиUkrainian
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