Definition of assurance
1 : the state of being assured: such asa : a being certain in the mind the puritan's assurance of salvationb : confidence of mind or manner : easy freedom from self-doubt or uncertainty spoke with assurance about his future plans; also : excessive self-confidence : brashness, presumptionc : security
2 : something that inspires or tends to inspire confidence gave repeated assurances of goodwill
3 : the act or action of assuring someone or something: such asa : pledge, guarantee You have my solemn assurance that it is true.b : the act of conveying real property (see 1real 1); also : the instrument (see 1instrument 4) by which it is conveyedc chiefly British : insurance
Examples of assurance in a sentence
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.
Origin and Etymology of assurance
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of assurance
ASSURANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of assurance for English Language Learners
: 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
ASSURANCE Defined for Kids
Definition of assurance for Students
1 : the act of making sure or confident You have my assurance that it's true.
2 : the state of being sure or confident I lent him money with assurance that I would be repaid.
3 : self-confidence She spoke of her plans with quiet assurance.
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