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

Definition of assured

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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)

Other Words from assured


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 her performance, under Nighy’s assured direction, shifts. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Sep. 2022 The formulaic plot tries to juggle too many storylines, but Lathan's assured direction lets Gray shine in the film's most rousing moments. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2022 But if the movie doesn’t entirely work as a genre exercise, it’s on more assured footing as a portrait of a woman who’s learned to operate in a permanent survival mode. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2022 An introverted, secretive geek, Michael also gradually grows into a more assured character, as Rice and Matarazzo precisely navigate the pair’s thorny nuances and mutual chemistry. Tomris Laffly, Variety, 28 July 2022 Before stepping back from their royal roles in early 2020, both the duke and duchess assured charities and organizations close to them that their work would not come to an end. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Aug. 2022 The hope is that RETSI will launch in 2024, with basic free access available over the internet and the most highly assured, extreme accuracy offered over fiber cable. WIRED, 27 Aug. 2022 The highly addictive Slow Horses already shot its second season and has been commissioned for a third and a fourth (shooting this summer), so rest assured that there's life ahead for Jackson Lamb and Co. Jace Lacob,, 25 July 2022 Each day, essential workers, in hospitals, sanitation, post offices, and banks, tolerate cramming into buses, one of the only means of transport with an assured supply of fuel., 19 July 2022 See More

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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 2 Oct. 2022.

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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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