assured

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adjective

as·​sured ə-ˈshu̇rd How to pronounce assured (audio)
1
: characterized by certainty or security : guaranteed
an assured market
an assured place in history
Success is by no means assured.
She is assured of (having/getting) a job when she graduates. [=she is certain to have/get a job]
2
a
: very confident : self-assured
proceeded with an assured attitude
3
: sure that something is certain or true
You can rest assured [=you can be sure] that we won't be late.
Rest assured, it won't happen again.
assuredness noun

assured

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noun

plural assured or assureds

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais was commanding in the air and looked assured, while defender Abdulelah Al-Amri was on the goal-line to head away an otherwise certain goal. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2022 Police determined the woman’s identity and cited her for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead and hit-skip. cleveland, 3 Nov. 2022 Yet Pastine’s assured technique yields colors that glow like lasers. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2022 In less assured hands, the production could get lost in Parks’ jazzy dialogue and structural sleights of hand, but Leon, with the help of his two stars, confidently steers the play until the final curtain. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Oct. 2022 Jarred Kelenic is likely to be one of the corner outfielders going into next season, while Sam Haggerty is almost assured of having an important utility role off the bench. Tim Booth, ajc, 17 Oct. 2022 Many of the two hundred and ninety-nine election deniers identified by the Post, in fact, are already all but assured election, for seats that are safely Republican—a hundred and seventy-four of them, by the Post’s count. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 6 Oct. 2022 No matter how bad the Facebook news has gotten over the years, the company’s leadership could at least always rest assured that its juggernaut of an ad machine will continue to essentially print money. Andy Meek, BGR, 5 Oct. 2022 For his assured second collection as creative director of Bottega Veneta, Matthieu Blazy hit the ground running with a joyful grab bag of interesting clothes and even more interesting ideas. Rory Satran, WSJ, 26 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

see assure

First Known Use

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of assured was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Assured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assured. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

assured

adjective
as·​sured
ə-ˈshu̇(ə)rd
1
: made sure or certain
2
: very confident
rest assured we will be there
assuredly
-ˈshu̇r-əd-lē
adverb
assuredness
-əd-nəs
noun

Legal Definition

assured

noun
as·​sured
plural assured or assureds

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