To assure is defined as to make a statement for the purpose of inspiring morale or belief in someone(verb)
An example of a time during which a nurse might assure family members is when someone is going into surgery.
The definition of assure is to make someone confident in their beliefs and ideas.(verb)
An example of a time when some may assure himself is when he leaves the house and reminds himself that he did check to make sure all of the lights are turned out.
To assure means to make a commitment or promise.(verb)
An example of a time when someone might assure something is a salesperson promising that a product will work.
See assure in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME assuren < OFr asseurer < ML assecurare < L ad-, to + securus, secure
See assure in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb as·sured, as·sur·ing, as·sures
Origin: Middle English assuren
Origin: , from Old French assurer
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *assēcūrāre, to make sure
Origin: : Latin ad-, ad-
Origin: + Latin sēcūrus, secure; see secure.
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