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.
An example of a time during which a nurse might assure family members is when someone is going into surgery.
Assured us that the train would be on time.
A gesture that assured her of his devotion.
The news assured us.
I assure you I'll be there.
An example of a time when someone might assure something is a salesperson promising that a product will work.
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”).