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. Senator Richard Blumenthal:

    I urgently want to know how Apple and Google will assure that consumers' privacy interests are strongly balanced with the legitimate needs of public health officials during the coronavirus pandemic, a public health crisis cannot be a pretense to pave over our privacy laws or legitimize tech companies' intrusive data collection about American's personal lives.

  2. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras:

    We are not negotiating the bailout ; it was canceled by its own failure, i want to assure you that there is no going back. Greece can not return to the era of bailouts.

  3. State Mike Pompeo:

    Yes. We told them about the imminent threat. All of the intelligence that we briefed -- that you've heard today I assure you in an unclassified setting, we provide in the classified setting, as well.

  4. James Deen:

    I want to assure my friends, fans and colleagues that these allegations are both false and defamatory, i respect women and I know and respect limits both professionally and privately.

  5. Carrie Lam:

    There is no question that escalating violence could get what the rioters want. Not from the government. Not from the society at large, because violence will only lead to more violence and once we satisfy the rioters because they have resorted to violence, I can assure you that more violence will follow.

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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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