HyperDic: assure

English > 6 senses of the word assure:
VERBcommunicationassure, guarantee, ensure, insure, securemake certain of
communicationassure, tellinform positively and with certainty and confidence
communicationassureassure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence / confidence
cognitionassure, see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertainbe careful or certain to do something
emotionassure, reassurecause to feel sure
communicationassure, promisemake a promise or commitment
assure > pronunciation
Soundsahshuh'r
Rhymesallure ... Ur: 39 rhymes with uhr...
English > assure: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningmake certain of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsguarantee, ensure, insure, secure
Narrowerdoommake certain of the failure or destruction of
makeassure the success of
Similar toguarantee, vouchGive surety or assume responsibility
Spanishasegurarse, asegurar, avalar, garantizar
Catalanassegurar, avalar, garantir
English > assure: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaninginform positively and with certainty and confidence.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody of something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymtell
Broaderaffirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swearTo declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
Spanishasegurar, contar, decir
Catalanassegurar, dir
English > assure: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningassure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence / confidence.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody of something; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Example"I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe"
NarrowerreassureGive or restore confidence in
BroaderpersuadeCause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
Spanishconvencer, persuadir
Catalanconvèncer
Nounsassurancea statement intended to inspire confidence
English > assure: 6 senses > verb 4, cognition
MeaningBe careful or certain to do something; make certain of something.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymssee, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain
Narrowercardask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor
cinchmake sure of
controlverify by using a duplicate register / register for comparison
coverMaintain a check on
cross-checkcheck out conflicting sources
double-checkcheck / check / check once more to be absolutely sure
proofread, proofread for errors
spot-checkpick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality
Broaderverifyconfirm the truth of
Similar tocheck, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tickput a check mark on or near or next to
checkverify by consulting a source or authority
control, verifyCheck or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learnFind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Spanishasegurarse, asegurar, comprobar, controlar, ver
Catalanassegurar
English > assure: 6 senses > verb 5, emotion
MeaningCause to feel sure; give reassurance to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe good news will assure her
Example"The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"
Synonymreassure
Broadercalm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stillmake calm or still
Oppositeworry, vexdisturb the peace of mind of
Spanishdar confianza, tranquilizar
English > assure: 6 senses > verb 6, communication
Meaningmake a promise or commitment.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonympromise
Entailed byrenege, renege on, renegue on, go back onfail to fulfill a promise or obligation
Narrowercontract, undertakeEnter into a contractual arrangement
pledge, plightpromise solemnly and formally
swear offpromise to abstain from
undertake, guaranteepromise to do or accomplish
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishasegurar, prometer
Catalanassegurar, prometre
Nounsassurancea binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something

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