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assure

verb

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1 to ease the grief or distress of
  • a minister choosing just the right words to assure the grieving parents of the fallen soldier

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2 to make sure, certain, or safe
  • security measures that assured our safety

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ensure, insure, assure, secure mean to make a thing or person sure. ensure, insure, and assure are interchangeable in many contexts where they indicate the making certain or inevitable of an outcome, but ensure may imply a virtual guarantee the government has ensured the safety of the refugees , while insure sometimes stresses the taking of necessary measures beforehand careful planning should insure the success of the party , and assure distinctively implies the removal of doubt and suspense from a person's mind. I assure you that no harm will be done secure implies action taken to guard against attack or loss. sent reinforcements to secure their position

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The first known use of assure was in the 14th century

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“Assure.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/assure. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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