assurer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From assure +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

assurer (plural assurers)

  1. An insurer; an underwriter.
  2. One who takes out insurance.
  3. A person who or thing which assures.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French asseurer, asseürer, a (semi-learned) borrowing from Late Latin *assecūrāre (according to the TLFi), from Latin sēcūrus. Synchronically analysable as a- +‎ sûr +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.sy.ʁe/
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Verb[edit]

assurer

  1. to assure, to ensure, to make sure
  2. to insure, to give insurance to.
  3. (climbing) to belay

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Usage notes[edit]

S'assurer que, in the sense of "make sure," takes the indicative mood: Assurez-vous que la porte est bien fermée. [1] The subjunctive is seen at times (Assurez-vous que la porte soit bien fermée), especially where the connotation is that the listener should check and then do the thing if it is not already done, but is generally proscribed.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: assurere

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