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See also: assuré
From Old French asseurer (Modern French assurer), from Latin ad- + securus (“secure”). Cognate with Spanish asegurar. Doublet of assecure.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈʃʊə/, /əˈʃɔː/
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈʃʊɹ/, /əˈʃɝ/
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- Homophone: ashore
- Rhymes: -ʊə(ɹ)
assure (third-person singular simple present assures, present participle assuring, simple past and past participle assured)
- (transitive) To make sure and secure; ensure.
- (transitive, followed by that or of) To give (someone) confidence in the trustworthiness of (something).
- I assure you that the program will work smoothly when we demonstrate it to the client.
- He assured of his commitment to her happiness.
- (obsolete) To guarantee, promise (to do something).
- 1590, Edmund Spenser, “Book II, Canto II”, in The Faerie Queene. […], London: […] [John Wolfe] for William Ponsonbie, →OCLC:
- That as a law for euer should endure; / Which to obserue in word of knights they did assure.
- (transitive) To reassure.
to make sure and secure
to give someone confidence in the trustworthiness of something
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