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

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for assured

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Technological advance, from siege engines to long bows, from gas chambers to weapons of mass destruction, has magnified the process, culminating in the Cold War’s calculations of mutually assured destruction. Alan Cowell, New York Times, "Photos From a Century of Epidemics," 20 Mar. 2020 Hooker is headed into the fourth and final assured year of his rookie deal in 2020, but as a first-round pick, there is a team option built into the deal that allows Indianapolis to keep him. Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star, "Colts will wait until after NFL draft to make decision on Malik Hooker's fifth-year option," 17 Apr. 2020 The comedians doing the most assured work online didn’t need to adjust for the coronavirus shutdown. Jason Zinoman, New York Times, "Seven Comedians to Watch on Instagram and Twitter," 31 Mar. 2020 Egan has been an absolute rock at the back for Chris Wilder's side and his assured displays have helped the Blades maintain the best defensive record in the league so far this season. Caglar Soyuncu (CB) - Harry who?, "90min's Premier League Team of the Week - Matchday 11," 4 Nov. 2019 The young are more assured and politically sophisticated. The Economist, "The rising clout of Indian Americans," 23 July 2019 The government could consider increasing the cash benefits under the existing Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, a scheme promising an annual assured income of Rs6,000 ($84.5) for farmers who own up to 2 hectares of land. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "India’s struggling consumer goods sector pins its hopes on Budget 2020," 26 Jan. 2020 But rest assured Haute Couture will continue with a new concept. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jean Paul Gaultier's Upcoming Runway Show Will Be His Last," 17 Jan. 2020 Locked in a stalemate of mutually assured destruction, espionage took on a higher premium than military muscle. Jordan Runtagh,, "The Storming of Area 51: A Covert Journey to the Heart of America’s Worst-Kept Secret," 13 Jan. 2020

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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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“Assured.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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