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.


plural assured or assureds

Definition of assured (Entry 2 of 2)

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assuredness \ ə-​ˈshu̇r-​əd-​nəs How to pronounce assured (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 Then, in the second half, Jefferson looked assured. Ross Fisher, Dallas News, 8 Sep. 2021 The sounds were more polished, her singing more assured. Holly Gleason, Variety, 15 Aug. 2021 For those still feeling concerned about the Lambda variant, rest assured. Danielle Campoamor,, 6 Aug. 2021 There are motifs of action/reaction throughout, suggesting that our actions, no matter how private, can affect those close to us, but there are also many moments that depict Delong as a powerful, assured woman., 5 Aug. 2021 As assertive, assured, and bold as Manning Walker is, these aren’t the qualities that make Chubby and the Gang a great band. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 23 June 2021 Amin’s assured, harrowing debut follows an Egyptian university student (a breakout Bassant Ahmed) who leads a double life, presenting different versions of herself to her conservative society and her tradition-flaunting peers. Devon Ivie, Vulture, 20 Apr. 2021 Police cited the woman for failure to maintain an assured clear distance. cleveland, 3 Aug. 2021 Kristie Mewis is older, by nearly two years, but her path to the Olympics has been less assured., 6 July 2021

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First Known Use of assured


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for assured


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

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“Assured.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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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.


plural assured or assureds

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