[ uh-shoo r, uh-shur ]
/ əˈʃʊər, əˈʃɜr /
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verb (used with object),as·sured,as·sur·ing.
to declare earnestly to; inform or tell positively; state with confidence to: She assured us that everything would turn out all right.
to cause to know surely; reassure: He assured himself that no one was left on the bus.
to pledge or promise; give surety of; guarantee: He was assured a job in the spring.
to make (a future event) sure; ensure: This contract assures the company's profit this month.
to secure or confirm; render safe or stable: to assure a person's position.
to give confidence to; encourage.
Chiefly British. to insure, as against loss.
Words nearby assure
assumptionist, assumptive, assur, assurance, assurbanipal, assure, assured, assured tenancy, assurgent, assurnasirpal ii, assyr.
Origin of assure
1325–75;Middle Englishas(e)uren, assuren < Old Frenchaseurer < Late Latinassēcūrāre, equivalent to Latinas-as- + sēcūr- (see secure) + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM assureas·sur·er, as·su·ror, nounin·ter·as·sure, verb (used with object),in·ter·as·sured,in·ter·as·sur·ing.pre·as·sure, verb (used with object),pre·as·sured,pre·as·sur·ing.un·as·sur·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for assure
Having known a few presidents myself, I can assure you that there is little time to truly unwind, even on “vacation.”
Yes, Obama Was Right to Golf After Foley|Daniel G. Hill|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I assure you that maman's doing it on purpose," Liza thought necessary to explain to Shatov.
The Possessed|Fyodor Dostoevsky
To assure himself, he raised her arm, which remained in the air until he placed it on the bed.
Conscience, Complete|Hector Malot
On a 1200 calorie schedule arranged as I have it you will not be hungry, I assure you.
Diet and Health|Lulu Hunt Peters
I assure you it was a very "bad quarter of an hour" we passed in that boat; getting into it was difficult enough.
Station Life in New Zealand|Lady Barker
A week after, the fierce battle of Prague was fought—I can assure you your son behaved like a brave soldier.
The Robbers|Friedrich Schiller
British Dictionary definitions for assure
verb(tr; may take a clause as object)
to cause to feel sure or certain; convinceto assure a person of one's love
to promise; guaranteehe assured us that he would come
to state positively or with assurance
to make (an event) certain; ensure
mainlyBritishto insure against loss, esp of life
property law another word for convey
Derived forms of assureassurable, adjectiveassurer, noun
Word Origin for assure
C14: from Old French aseürer to assure, from Medieval Latin assēcūrāre to secure or make sure, from sēcūrussecure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Words related to assure
satisfy, encourage, persuade, reassure, affirm, vow, confirm, guarantee, insure, ensure, secure, sell, inspire, comfort, soothe, bag, hearten, aver, certify, swear
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