Assure meaning

ə-sho͝or
The definition of assure is to make someone confident in their beliefs and ideas.

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.

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To assure is defined as to make a statement for the purpose of inspiring morale or belief in someone.

An example of a time during which a nurse might assure family members is when someone is going into surgery.

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To inform positively, as to remove doubt.

Assured us that the train would be on time.

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To cause to feel sure.

A gesture that assured her of his devotion.

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To give confidence to; reassure.
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To make certain; ensure.
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To make safe or secure.
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To insure, as against loss.
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To make (a person) sure of something; convince.
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To give confidence to; reassure.

The news assured us.

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To declare to or promise confidently.

I assure you I'll be there.

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To make (a doubtful thing) certain; guarantee.
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To make safe or secure.
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To insure against loss, esp. of life.
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To make sure and secure.
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(followed by that or of) To give (someone) confidence in the trustworthiness of (something).

I assure you that the program will work smoothly when we demonstrate it to the client.

He assured of his commitment to her happiness.

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To assure means to make a commitment or promise.

An example of a time when someone might assure something is a salesperson promising that a product will work.

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Origin of assure

  • Middle English assuren from Old French assurer from Vulgar Latin assēcūrāre to make sure Latin ad- ad- Latin sēcūrus secure secure

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French asseürer (Modern French assurer), from Latin ad- + securus (“secure”).

    From Wiktionary