Definitions for: Assure


[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"
[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"
[v] make a promise or commitment
[v] make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
[v] inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!"
[v] cause to feel sure; give reassurance to



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
19.

And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and
shall assure our hearts before him. --1 John iii.
19.

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.

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

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