- guaranteed; sure; certain; secure: an assured income.
- bold; confident; authoritative: His art was both assured and facile.
- boldly presumptuous.
- Chiefly British. insured, as against loss.
- the beneficiary under a policy.
- the person whose life or property is covered by a policy.
Origin of assured
- 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.
Origin of assure
Related Wordssettled, sure, guaranteed, self-assured, composed, gutsy, pushy, certain, audacious, confident, self-confident, unflappable, poised, pronounced, confirmed, set, secure, clear-cut, insured, decided
Examples from the Web for assured
They assured him that should this happen, many problems would be resolved.A Daughter’s Plea: Free My Father from Prison in Iran
Mitra Pourshajari, Movements.Org, Advancing Human Rights
December 26, 2014
Wherever he travels, Václav Klaus can be assured a welcome reception from likeminded free marketers.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute
December 22, 2014
He asked the first local he could find if he had arrived on an island, and was assured that he had, but that it was infinite.
She assured me—and also her family at the same time—that he would never abandon them.
She assured me he was a decent human being and the love of her life.
But Mr. Paine assured her that letters were likely to be irregular, and there was no ground for alarm.
The captain had assured him that neither his wife nor son knew aught of his savings.
"You grow dearer every minute," she assured them on her last night at home.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
And there was a certain something in the sound of them that assured her that they rose in the house.Weighed and Wanting
He would certainly find her at the cottage, Dixon assured him.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- made certain; sure; guaranteed
- mainly British insured, esp by a life assurance policy
- mainly British
- the beneficiary under a life assurance policy
- the person whose life is insured
- 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
- mainly British to insure against loss, esp of life
- property law another word for convey
Word Origin and History for assured
of persons, "confident, self-assured," late 14c., past participle adjective from assure. Related: Assuredly; assuredness.