Dictionary.com

assurance

[ uh-shoor-uhns, -shur- ]
/ əˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr- /
Save This Word!

noun
a positive declaration intended to give confidence: He received assurances of support for the project.
promise or pledge; guaranty; surety: He gave his assurance that the job would be done.
full confidence; freedom from doubt; certainty: to act in the assurance of success.
freedom from timidity; self-confidence; belief in one's abilities: She acted with speed and assurance.
presumptuous boldness; impudence.
Chiefly British. insurance.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of assurance

1325–75; Middle English ass(e)ura(u)nce<Middle French ass(e)urance.See assure, -ance

synonym study for assurance

3. See trust. 4. See confidence.

OTHER WORDS FROM assurance

pre·as·sur·ance, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH assurance

assurance , insurance
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use assurance in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for assurance

assurance
/ (əˈʃʊərəns) /

noun
a statement, assertion, etc, intended to inspire confidence or give encouragementshe was helped by his assurance that she would cope
a promise or pledge of supporthe gave an assurance of help when needed
freedom from doubt; certaintyhis assurance about his own superiority infuriated her
forwardness; impudence
mainly British insurance providing for certainties such as death as contrasted with fire or theft
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
FEEDBACK