[uh-shoo r, uh-shur]
verb (used with object), as·sured, as·sur·ing.
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.
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Origin of assure
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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
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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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.
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