Definition of assure
1 : to make sure or certain : convince glancing back to assure himself no one was following
2 : to inform positively I assure you that we can do it.
3 : to make certain the coming or attainment of : guarantee worked hard to assure accuracy
4 : to make safe (as from risks or against overthrow) : insure assured the security of the country
5 : to give confidence to And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts … — 1 John 3:19 (King James Version)
Examples of assure in a Sentence
I can assure you that you won't be disappointed.
a minister choosing just the right words to assure the grieving parents of the fallen soldier
Recent Examples of assure from the Web
Frustrated, the actor decided to cut his losses and leave town – but was persuaded to stay by his backers, who assured him of their support and a safe stage.
Her deductible is $14,000, which does not include prescriptions — but at least she and her son are assured coverage.
Underneath it, we’re assured, is Affleck, playing a husband who dies in a car wreck.
A Rwandan officer assured him that the garrison commander had defected and radioed him to prove it.
So many of you grow it that I am assured of recipe requests for it every summer.
So a self-assured, confident, smart, quirky M.J. that stands on her own, with or without Peter?
Assuring children are in their best health is critical to our work.
The motion begins by stating that there are no conditions or combination of conditions of release that will reasonably assure Tarabein's appearance in court.
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Origin and Etymology of assure
Middle English, from Anglo-French asseurer, assurer, from Medieval Latin assecurare, from Latin ad- + securus secure
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of assure
ASSURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of assure for English Language Learners
: to make (something) certain
: to tell someone in a very strong and definite way that something will happen or that something is true
ASSURE Defined for Kids
Definition of assure for Students
1 : to give certainty, confidence, or comfort to He assured the children all was well. She assured herself that the doors were locked.
2 : to inform positively I assure you that you won't be disappointed.
3 : to provide a guarantee of assure their safety Hard work assures success.
Legal Definition of assure
1 chiefly Brit : insure
2a : to inform positively the seller assured the buyer of his honesty b : to provide a guarantee of
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