Assured
Assure 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. [1913 Webster]

His promise that thy seed shall bruise our foe . . . Assures me that the bitterness of death Is past, and we shall live. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the design of inspiring belief or confidence. [1913 Webster]

I dare assure thee that no enemy Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To confirm; to make certain or secure. [1913 Webster]

And it shall be assured to him. --Lev. xxvii. 19. [1913 Webster]

And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. --1 John iii. 19. [1913 Webster]

4. To affiance; to betroth. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. (Law) To insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to pay a specified sum at death. See {Insure}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To declare; aver; avouch; vouch; assert; asseverate; protest; persuade; convince. [1913 Webster]


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