verb (used with object), as·sured, as·sur·ing.
Origin of assure
Examples from the Web for assure
Nobody can assure anybody and some of these authorities at the crematorium have very little background in science.
There will be an early vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, which enough Democrats support to assure passage.Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?|Eleanor Clift|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free—honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.
I assure you there isn't a single local businessman who doesn't know the name Germán Goyeneche.
Having known a few presidents myself, I can assure you that there is little time to truly unwind, even on “vacation.”
"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)
Word Origin for assure
Word Origin and History for assure
late 14c., from Old French asseurer (12c., Modern French assurer) "to reassure, calm, protect, to render sure," from Vulgar Latin *assecurar, from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + securus "safe, secure" (see secure (adj.)). Related: Assured; assuring.