adjective, sur·er, sur·est.
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Idioms for sure
- without doubt; surely; certainly.
- admittedly: She sings well, to be sure, but she can't act.
Origin of sure
words often confused with sure
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Someone who is sure of something is free from doubt about its reliability or character. How does sure compare to synonyms certain, confident, or positive? Learn more on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for sure
I’m 98 percent sure I saw him at my local Seattle post office over the holidays.Can Billionaires Really Save Us from Climate Disaster?|Heather Hansman|February 12, 2021|Outside Online
As an SEO professional, we’re sure that there’s one word you’ve heard and used often, and that is, “keywords”.A comprehensive guide on using Google Trends for keyword research|Aayush Gupta|February 12, 2021|Search Engine Watch
It’s his life and his job on the line, and I want to make sure that I’m protecting his values and everything that he’s doing.
Also be sure to let friends who haunt garage and estate sales know that you’re on the lookout.Replacing pieces of flatware or china can be a challenge. Here’s how to track them down.|Laura Daily|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
When she made a half-joking comment about how she was starting to talk to herself, Willie made sure to check up on her more often and visit when she was getting lonely.
“They sure took the Sony thing seriously,” Attkisson said dryly.Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Battle Royale With the Feds|Lloyd Grove|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And it must make sure that the platform of debate where we can freely exchange ideas is safe and sound.
Our duty is to make sure that they realize that the Prophet is not avenged.
I like the idea of Jon Hamm… There have been discussions—though I'm not sure how serious they've been.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“He has to really stay on the down low, he has to make sure that he blends in,” Ney told the Beast.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When a man converses with himself, he is sure that he does not converse with an enemy.
I am therefore quite sure I shall be content to await his father's consent, should it not come these many years.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
And sure enough when Sunday came, and the pencil was restored to him, he promptly showed nurse his picture.Children's Ways|James Sully
He had seen the act committed, he felt sure but had made no effort whatever to stop the thief.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Gold and silver make the feet stand sure: but wise counsel is above them both.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for sure
- (takes a clause as object) to make certain; ensure
- (foll by of) to establish or confirm power or possession (over)
- without doubt; certainly
- it has to be acknowledged; admittedly
Derived forms of suresureness, noun
Word Origin for sure
Idioms and Phrases with sure
In addition to the idioms beginning with sure
- sure as shooting
- sure cure
- sure enough
- sure of oneself
- sure thing
- for certain (sure)
- make sure
- slow but sure
- to be sure