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as·sure

assure

 
 
pronunciation:
shur
grammatical pattern:
verb + smby + that, verb + gerund, verb + that, verb + obj. + obj.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: assures, assuring, assured
definition 1: to say to with force or conviction in order to create trust or give confidence.
The doctor assured him that there was nothing to worry about.[verb + smby + that ] I assure you that we are all behind you in this endeavor.[verb + smby + that ]
similar words:
affirm, assert, asseverate, aver, guarantee, state
definition 2: to cause to feel certain or secure.
His latest actions assured me that I could trust him.[verb + smby + that ] The excellence of her work assured her of being offered a permanent job.The town merchants assured the candidate of their support in the upcoming election.
 
antonyms:
alarm, disconcert
similar words:
encourage, ensure, reassure, satisfy
definition 3: to make certain; guarantee.
Making an early reservation will assure getting good seats for the performance.[verb + gerund ] The new contract assures that the work will be completed by the end of the month.[verb + that ] Good test scores don't assure you an acceptance from the school of your choice.[verb + obj. + obj. ]
synonyms:
certify, ensure, guarantee, promise, warrant
similar words:
confirm, guaranty, insure, pledge, secure, see
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