[ uh-shoo rd, uh-shurd ]
/ əˈʃʊərd, əˈʃɜrd /


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.


  1. the beneficiary under a policy.
  2. the person whose life or property is covered by a policy.

Origin of assured

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at assure, -ed2
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Definition for assured (2 of 2)


[ uh-shoo r, uh-shur ]
/ əˈʃʊər, əˈʃɜr /

verb (used with object), as·sured, as·sur·ing.

Origin of assure

1325–75; Middle English as(e)uren, assuren < Old French aseurer < Late Latin assēcūrāre, equivalent to Latin as- as- + sēcūr- (see secure) + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix
Related formsas·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for assured (1 of 2)


/ (əˈʃʊəd) /


made certain; sure; guaranteed
mainly British insured, esp by a life assurance policy


mainly British
  1. the beneficiary under a life assurance policy
  2. the person whose life is insured
Derived Formsassuredly (əˈʃʊərɪdlɪ), adverbassuredness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for assured (2 of 2)


/ (əˈʃʊə) /

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
mainly British to insure against loss, esp of life
property law another word for convey
Derived Formsassurable, adjectiveassurer, noun

Word Origin for assure

C14: from Old French aseürer to assure, from Medieval Latin assēcūrāre to secure or make sure, from sēcūrus secure
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