as·sur·ance noun \ə-ˈshu̇r-ən(t)s\
: the state of being sure or certain about something
: a strong feeling of confidence about yourself or about being right
: a strong and definite statement that something will happen or that something is true
: the act or action of assuring: as
a : pledge, guarantee
b : the act of conveying real property; also : the instrument by which it is conveyed
c chiefly British : insurance
: the state of being assured: as
a : security
b : a being certain in the mind <the puritan's assurance of salvation>
c : confidence of mind or manner : easy freedom from self-doubt or uncertainty; also : excessive self-confidence : brashness, presumption
: something that inspires or tends to inspire confidence <gave repeated assurances of goodwill>
Examples of ASSURANCE
- They lent us the money with the assurance that they would be repaid soon.
- He has the assurance of continued support from his boss.
- He spoke with quiet assurance about his future plans.
- She gave him every assurance that she would be there when he returned.
First Known Use of ASSURANCE
Related to ASSURANCE
- confidence, assuredness, certainty, certitude, cocksureness, conviction, doubtlessness, face, positiveness, satisfaction, sureness, surety
- doubt, incertitude, nonconfidence, uncertainty
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