Thesaurus

assure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of assure

  1. 1 to ease the grief or distress of a minister choosing just the right words to assure the grieving parents of the fallen soldier Synonyms of assure comfort, cheer, console, reassure, solace, sootheWords Related to assure commiserate, condole, empathize, sympathize; boost, buoy (up), elevate, lift, uplift; allay, alleviate, assuage, relieve; calm, quiet, relax, tranquilize (also tranquillize)Near Antonyms of assure demoralize, discourage, dishearten; fret, upset, worry; aggravate, intensify, worsen; annoy, irk, irritate; harass, pesterAntonyms of assure distress, torment, torture, trouble

  2. 2 to make sure, certain, or safe security measures that assured our safety Synonyms of assure ensure, cinch, guarantee, guaranty, ice, insure, secureWords Related to assure attest, certify, vouch, warrant, witness; pledge, promise, swearNear Antonyms of assure enfeeble, undermine, weaken

Synonym Discussion of assure

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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