assurance

noun
as·​sur·​ance | \ ə-ˈshu̇r-ən(t)s How to pronounce assurance (audio) \

Definition of assurance

1 : the state of being assured: such as
a : a being certain in the mind the puritan's assurance of salvation
b : confidence of mind or manner : easy freedom from self-doubt or uncertainty spoke with assurance about his future plans also : excessive self-confidence : brashness, presumption
c : 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 as
a : pledge, guarantee You have my solemn assurance that it is true.
b : the act of conveying real property (see real entry 1 sense 2) also : the instrument (see instrument entry 1 sense 5) by which it is conveyed
c chiefly British : insurance

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confidence, assurance, self-possession, aplomb mean a state of mind or a manner marked by easy coolness and freedom from uncertainty, diffidence, or embarrassment. confidence stresses faith in oneself and one's powers without any suggestion of conceit or arrogance. the confidence that comes from long experience assurance carries a stronger implication of certainty and may suggest arrogance or lack of objectivity in assessing one's own powers. handled the cross-examination with complete assurance self-possession implies an ease or coolness under stress that reflects perfect self-control and command of one's powers. answered the insolent question with complete self-possession aplomb implies a manifest self-possession in trying or challenging situations. handled the reporters with great aplomb

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web That assurance came after critics speculated that if Falck does not meet its revenue projections, the company would either reduce service in San Diego, cut employee pay or ask the city to raise ambulance rates. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Oct. 2021 If cyber assurance is a weak spot for your organization, double down on knowing the ins and outs of your tech. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 That assurance was part of a 2020 peace deal reached between the Taliban and the Trump administration that paved the way for the American withdrawal. Time, 18 Aug. 2021 That assurance was part of a peace deal made last year between the Taliban and then President Donald Trump. USA TODAY, 18 Aug. 2021 That assurance was part of a 2020 peace deal reached between the Taliban and the Trump administration that paved the way for the American withdrawal. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 18 Aug. 2021 That assurance was part of a 2020 peace deal reached between the Taliban and the Trump administration that paved the way for the American withdrawal. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Aug. 2021 That assurance was part of a 2020 peace deal reached between the Taliban and the Trump administration that paved the way for the American withdrawal. Anchorage Daily News, 17 Aug. 2021 But whether that assurance is enough for the American and international businesses, families and individuals who remain in Hong Kong remains to be seen. Britt Clennett, ABC News, 3 July 2021

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First Known Use of assurance

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3a

History and Etymology for assurance

see assure

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“Assurance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assurance. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for assurance

assurance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of assurance

: 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

noun
as·​sur·​ance | \ ə-ˈshu̇r-əns How to pronounce assurance (audio) \

Kids Definition of assurance

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.

assurance

noun
as·​sur·​ance

Legal Definition of assurance

1a : the act of assuring
2 : the act of conveying real property also : the document by which it is conveyed
3 chiefly British : insurance

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