assured

adjective
as·​sured | \ ə-ˈshu̇rd How to pronounce assured (audio) \

Definition of assured

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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]
2a : 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.

assured

noun
plural assured or assureds

Definition of assured (Entry 2 of 2)

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Other Words from assured

Adjective

assuredness \ ə-​ˈshu̇r-​əd-​nəs How to pronounce assuredness (audio) , -​ˈshu̇rd-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for assured

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of assured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The former journalist is an assured media performer, routinely appearing in international media to explain Ireland’s Brexit position. Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg.com, "Coveney Narrow Favorite to Succeed Hogan Amid Gender Dilemma," 31 Aug. 2020 Working independently, setting their own hours of assured work and revenue are some of the benefits of this concept, said Cheng, who has little doubt about its sustainability. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, "In this scary time for restaurants, ‘ghost kitchens’ are appearing in Salt Lake City," 26 Aug. 2020 More than $500 million was spent on Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Angel Di Maria, but PSG looked far from formidable or threatening against the Bavarian club that was more assured than the first-time European Cup finalists. Star Tribune, "Longest season ends with Bayern beating PSG for 6th Euro Cup," 23 Aug. 2020 Celebrations were more assured second time around in Glasgow -- hands tucked under the armpits akin to French striker Kylian Mbappe -- but even now the words Mondo Duplantis, world record holder, haven't quite sunk in. George Ramsay, CNN, "Pole vault world record holder Armand Duplantis won't put a 'cap' on how high he can jump," 22 Aug. 2020 Harris went on to apologize for the mistake and assured patrons that the school has taken measures to ensure this doesn't happen again. Leah Asmelash And Janine Mack, CNN, "Syracuse University mistakenly sends out dozens of acceptance letters," 15 Aug. 2020 She was cited for failing to maintain an assured clear distance after striking the Ridley bike, leaving the back wheel mangled, as well as apparently losing her passenger side mirror upon impact. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Cyclist believed in better shape than bike after getting hit by SUV: Pepper Pike Police Blotter," 31 July 2020 One man was cited for disorderly conduct, and a 16 year old was cited for failure to maintain assured distance. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, "Man treated for accidental gunshot wound: North Ridgeville police blotter," 10 July 2020 Lichtenfeld said patient safety has improved since the pandemic began and people should feel more assured about getting care. Washington Post, "Having cancer is hard. It’s more terrifying during the pandemic.," 27 June 2020

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First Known Use of assured

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for assured

Adjective

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

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12 Sep 2020

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“Assured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assured. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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assured

adjective
as·​sured | \ ə-ˈshu̇rd How to pronounce assured (audio) \

Kids Definition of assured

1 : made sure or certain Our success is by no means assured.
2 : very confident an assured manner

Other Words from assured

assuredly \ -​ˈshu̇r-​əd-​lē \ adverb I will most assuredly win.

assured

noun
as·​sured
plural assured or assureds

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