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Assure - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Assure' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Assure [ v. t.]
- To make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise, declaration, or other evidence.
- To declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the design of inspiring belief or confidence.
- To confirm; to make certain or secure.
- To affiance; to betroth.
- To insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to pay a specified sum at death. See Insure.

Meaning of 'Assure' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . assure [ v]
Meaning (1):
- be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
Example in sentence:
  • control the quality of the product;
  • He verified that the valves were closed;
  • See that the curtains are closed
Meaning (2):
- assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence
Example in sentence:
  • I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe
Meaning (3):
- inform positively and with certainty and confidence
Example in sentence:
  • I tell you that man is a crook!
Meaning (4):
- make certain of
Example in sentence:
  • Preparation will guarantee success!;
  • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
Meaning (5):
- cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
Example in sentence:
  • The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe