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

Synonyms & Antonyms for assured

Synonyms: Adjective

certain, clear, cocksure, confident, doubtless, implicit, positive, sanguine, sure

Antonyms: Adjective

doubtful, dubious, uncertain, unsure

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Examples of assured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

State election officials say voters should feel assured that voting systems are secure. Alexa Corse, WSJ, "The Cyberthreats That Most Worry Election Officials," 18 Sep. 2018 In other words, the doctrine of assured destruction still holds. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Trump Administration Begins Production of New Nuclear Weapon," 1 Feb. 2019 For unlike threats of old, mutually assured destruction is no deterrent, for the murderous martyr the more the merrier. Greg Gutfeld, Fox News, "Gutfeld on the 17th anniversary of 9/11," 12 Sep. 2018 London Fletcher, 11, who’s going into sixth grade at Blaine Middle School, walked up to the microphone and spoke in an assured voice. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "Saving the orcas: meetings, meetings and more meetings," 7 Aug. 2018 Their often public romance has been tested in ways that might have sunk a less assured partnership. Douglas Friedman, Town & Country, "Inside Artist Brice Marden and His Wife Helen's Bohemian Caribbean Haven," 22 Oct. 2018 All blue and white, frothy, country but in a city sort of way, detailed with the most assured hand. The Editors, ELLE Decor, "Remembering Mario Buatta: Designers, Colleagues, and Clients Share Their Memories of the "Prince of Chintz"," 16 Oct. 2018 All of space's major players recognize that satellites are vulnerable to one extent or another, and satellite warfare would be a case of mutually assured destruction. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Is Russia’s Mysterious New Satellite a Space Weapon?," 15 Aug. 2018 But unlike Friday, when Constand appeared confused or rattled by Mesereau’s habit of abruptly skipping among seemingly unrelated topics, this time Constand appeared more assured and calm in her answers. Jeremy Roebuck,, "Constand denies defense claim she plotted to extort Cosby," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of assured


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1706, in the meaning defined above

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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.


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