[uh-shoo r, uh-shur]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for assuring
Its stated role is to protect public health by assuring the safety of foods, medicines, and cosmetics.The Best Regulator? That’s Easy. It’s the Market.
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A cartoon on the final weekend showed Bill Clinton assuring a box with air holes, “Only a few days more, Hillary.”Everyone Sees the Hillary They Want to See
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He has been assuring the world for weeks that Moscow is just a friendly observer to the chaos in Ukraine.Putin Was Right: This Internet Thing Really Was Created by the CIA
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Now, of course, Anthony is assuring us that all of this is old news.Weiner’s Sexting Matters; He’s Running For Mayor
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Are there really no code-based controls for assuring that specific surveillance is specifically justified?It’s Time to Rewrite the Internet to Give Us Better Privacy, and Security
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And that for one who had apparently deceived her in assuring her that her heart was free?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Assuring Adams therefore of this truth, he begged him to give some account how he came there.Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2
Assuring him that I was quite well, I asked the name of the other ship.The Long Labrador Trail
And in spite of the assuring voice, the hand inspired distrust.White Fang
It was almost as if he were assuring himself of the safety of revealing himself.The Law-Breakers
- 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
C14: from Old French aseürer to assure, from Medieval Latin assēcūrāre to secure or make sure, from sēcūrus secure
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Word Origin and History for assuring
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