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Meaning of ASSURE

Pronunciation:  u'shûr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
  2. [v]  assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence; "I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe"
  3. [v]  make a promise or commitment
  4. [v]  make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
  5. [v]  inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!"
  6. [v]  cause to feel sure; give reassurance to

ASSURE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: ascertain, check, control, ensure, ensure, insure, insure, promise, reassure, secure, see, see to it, tell
 Antonyms: vex, worry
 See Also: affirm, assert, aver, avow, calm, calm down, card, cinch, contract, cover, cross-check, declare, double-check, guarantee, lull, make, persuade, pledge, plight, proof, proofread, quiet, quieten, reassure, spot-check, still, swan, sway, swear, swear off, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, undertake, verify, verify



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\As*sure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assured}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Assuring}.] [OF. ase["u]rer, F. assurer, LL. assecurare; L.
ad + securus secure, sure, certain. See {Secure}, {Sure}, and
cf. {Insure}.]
1. To make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise,
   declaration, or other evidence.

         His promise that thy seed shall bruise our foe . . .
         Assures me that the bitterness of death Is past, and
         we shall live.                        --Milton.

2. To declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the
   design of inspiring belief or confidence.

         I dare assure thee that no enemy Shall ever take
         alive the noble Brutus.               --Shak.

3. To confirm; to make certain or secure.

         And it shall be assured to him.       --Lev. xxvii.

         And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and
         shall assure our hearts before him.   --1 John iii.

4. To affiance; to betroth. [Obs.] --Shak.

5. (Law) To insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to
   pay a specified sum at death. See {Insure}.

Syn: To declare; aver; avouch; vouch; assert; asseverate;
     protest; persuade; convince.

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