assure

  • 1 assuré — assuré, ée [ asyre ] adj. et n. • 1155; de assurer 1 ♦ Vx Qui met en sûreté, à l abri du danger. ⇒ sûr. 2 ♦ (XVIe) Littér. (Choses) Qui est certain. ⇒ évident, indubitable, infaillible, sûr. Tenez pour assuré qu il viendra. La mort, « terme… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 assuré — assuré, ée (a su ré, rée) part. passé. 1°   En sûreté, à l abri, sûr. Assuré contre les dangers. •   Et le sang répandu de mille conjurés Rend mes jours plus maudits et non plus assurés, CORN. Cinna, IV, 3. •   Typhon qui se croyait assuré par le …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 assure — as·sure vt as·sured, as·sur·ing 1 chiefly Brit: insure 2 a: to inform positively the seller assured the buyer of his honesty b: to provide a guarantee of …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 assure — assure, assurance These are terms used principally in the context of life insurance, although even here the verb is no longer common. You insure your life and take out life assurance (or insurance). Both words are rapidly becoming redundant… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 assure — [v1] convince, relieve doubt bag*, bet on*, comfort, encourage, hearten, inspire, persuade, reassure, satisfy, sell*, sell on*, soothe; concept 68 assure [v2] promise affirm, attest, aver, brace up, buck up, certify, confirm, give one’s word,… …

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  • 7 assure — [ə shoor′] vt. assured, assuring [ME assuren < OFr asseurer < ML assecurare < L ad , to + securus, SECURE] 1. to make (a person) sure of something; convince 2. to give confidence to; reassure [the news assured us] 3. to declare to or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 assure — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. asseurer (12c., Mod.Fr. assurer) to reassure, calm, protect, to render sure, from V.L. *assecurar, from L. ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + securus safe, secure (see SECURE (Cf. secure)). Related: ASSURED (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 assure — insure, *ensure, secure Antonyms: alarm Contrasted words: *frighten, scare, fright, terrify: abash, discomfit, *embarrass: *intimidate, cow …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 assure — ► VERB 1) tell (someone) something positively to dispel doubts. 2) make (something) certain to happen. 3) chiefly Brit. cover by assurance. DERIVATIVES assurer noun. ORIGIN Old French assurer, from Latin securus free from care …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 assure — as|sure W3S2 [əˈʃuə US əˈʃur] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: assurer, from Medieval Latin assecurare, from Latin ad to + securus safe ] 1.) to tell someone that something will definitely happen or is definitely true so that they… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 assure — [[t]əʃʊ͟ə(r)[/t]] assures, assuring, assured 1) VERB If you assure someone that something is true or will happen, you tell them that it is definitely true or will definitely happen, often in order to make them less worried. → See also assured [V… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 assure — verb VERB + ASSURE ▪ can ▪ hasten to ▪ He hastened to assure us that the press would not be informed. PREPOSITION ▪ of ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 assure */*/ — UK [əˈʃɔː(r)] / US [əˈʃʊr] verb [transitive] Word forms assure : present tense I/you/we/they assure he/she/it assures present participle assuring past tense assured past participle assured 1) formal to tell someone that something will definitely… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 assure — transitive verb (assured; assuring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French asseurer, assurer, from Medieval Latin assecurare, from Latin ad + securus secure Date: 14th century 1. to make safe (as from risks or against overthrow) ; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 assure — as|sure [ ə ʃur ] verb transitive * 1. ) FORMAL to tell someone that something will definitely happen or is definitely true, especially in order to remove doubt about it: There s not much more I can say to assure you. assure someone of something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 assure — verb (T) 1 to tell someone that something will definitely happen or is definitely true so that they are less worried: assure sb that: Mom assured us that everything would be all right. | I (can) assure you: spoken: The document is genuine, I can… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 assure — verb 1) we must assure him of our loyal support Syn: reassure, convince, satisfy, persuade 2) I assure you all is well Syn: promise, guarantee, swear, confirm, certify, vow 3) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 assure — verb /əˈʃʊə/ a) To make sure and secure. I assure you that the program will work smoothly when we demonstrate it to the client. b) To give (someone) confidence in the trustworthiness of (something). That as a law for euer should endure; / Which… …

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  • 20 assure — 01. I m sorry I m late with my homework. I [assure] you, it won t happen again. 02. Can you give me your [assurance] that the work will be done on time? 03. The U.N. has [assured] the government that they will not interfere in their internal… …

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