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 The action in Ghosts, an astonishingly assured debut from the journalist Dolly Alderton, takes place after Nina George Dean turns 32. Vogue, 29 May 2021 As this year began, Serum’s role in supplying the neediest countries with vaccine seemed assured. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, 14 May 2021 My customer is a dynamic, self assured and confident. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Of course, the Falcon 9’s place in history wasn’t always so assured. Mike Wehner, BGR, 26 May 2021 Police charged the man with OVI, failure to maintain an assured clear distance, and failure to control. cleveland, 14 May 2021 But in others—particularly organ transplant recipients and those taking certain immune-dampening medications—effectiveness is less assured or even absent. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, 27 Apr. 2021 MoMA’s architecture and design department has dealt with thorny issues before, including prefab housing, suburbia, and climate change, but in its first explicit foray into race, the museum is predictably less assured. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 2 Apr. 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. Joey Nolfi,, 20 Apr. 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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“Assured.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 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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