assure

Definitions

  • A bargain, I assure you, ma'am
    A bargain, I assure you, ma'am
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v assure be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something "He verified that the valves were closed","See that the curtains are closed","control the quality of the product"
    • v assure assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence "I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe"
    • v assure make a promise or commitment
    • v assure make certain of "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us","Preparation will guarantee success!"
    • v assure inform positively and with certainty and confidence "I tell you that man is a crook!"
    • v assure cause to feel sure; give reassurance to "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Assure To affiance; to betroth.
    • Assure To confirm; to make certain or secure. "And it shall be assured to him.""And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him."
    • Assure To declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the design of inspiring belief or confidence. "I dare assure thee that no enemy
      Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus."
    • Assure (Law) To insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to pay a specified sum at death. See Insure.
    • Assure To make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise, declaration, or other evidence. "His promise that thy seed shall bruise our foe . . . Assures me that the bitterness of death
      Is past, and we shall live."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • assure To make sure or certain; convince or make confident, as by a promise, declaration, or other evidence: as, to assure a person of one's favor or love.
    • assure To declare solemnly to; assert earnestly to; endeavor to convince by assertion: as, I assure you I am speaking the truth.
    • assure To secure or confirm; make sure to be or to continue; give certainty or stability to: as, to assure a person's position or possessions.
    • assure To free from obscurity, ambiguity, or uncertainty.
    • assure To embolden; make confident.
    • assure To affiance; betroth.
    • assure To insure, as against loss. Synonyms Insure, Assure (see insure); to asseverate to, encourage, vouch to, warrant.
    • assure To confide; trust.
    • assure To promise; pledge one's self.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Assure a-shōōr′ to make sure or secure: to give confidence:
    • v.t Assure a-shōōr′ (Shak.) to betroth: to tell positively: to insure
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Quotations

  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry%20Kissinger
    “We cannot always assure the future of our friends; we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are.”
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    “Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.”
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis%20Waitley
    “If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won t, you most assuredly won t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir%20Walter%20Scott
    “It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.”
  • Mack R. Douglas
    Mack R. Douglas
    “The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.”
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben%20Jonson
    “We are persons of quality, I assure you, and women of fashion, and come to see and to be seen.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. aseürer, F. assurer, LL. assecurare,; L. ad, + securus, secure, sure, certain. See Secure Sure, and cf. Insure
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. aseürer (Fr. assurer)—Late L. adsecurāread, to, securus, safe. See Sure.

Usage

In literature:

They assured him of their friendship.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
I assure you, David, it was far from me to wish to encourage her in disobedience, or to offend you; so give me your hand.
"Gladys, the Reaper" by Anne Beale
If you had seen what I saw last night, even your old mahogany countenance would relax for once, I assure you.
"The Green Eyes of Bâst" by Sax Rohmer
Assuredly, having thought so, he pacified the Brahmana.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Ye have my assurance of protection.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
And be assured I will do all I may, not to quarrel with your uncle.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
He was poling the second punt with less skill and assurance than Roy.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
It is possible, we are assured, that the 'unbelieving husband may be saved by the believing wife.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
I assure you both a welcome.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
He went on with less assurance.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
Of that I feel satisfactory assurance; and, considering the national habits of insurrection, I really think that others may.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I assured him of their welcome.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Every principle of reason assures,us, that Portugal will join us.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Does not this give the South a safe assurance, an assurance to be relied upon?
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Chauvelin reported these facts to his Government along with the assurance that the Cabinet had definitely resolved on neutrality.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
I stated the amount of my cash capital, and assured him of my ability as a salesman, and my desire to engage in a good paying business.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
But she was cheap, and she was Sybil-like in her mysterious assurance.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
I assure you, I have not seen a soul this whole long morning.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Rest assured my interest and assistance henceforth are at your command.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
It will not occur again, I assure you.
"An Artist in Crime" by Rodrigues Ottolengui
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In poetry:

And since so much I do desire
To be your own assuredly,
For all my service and my hire
Reward your servant liberally.
"The Heart and Service" by Thomas Wyatt
If we so colde, waxe hot agayne,
and golde desire to buye:
Thou Rome shalt not our land then haue,
know thou assuredly.
"A description of olde Rome" by Roger Cotton
We never know when lips impart,
If it is false or true;
But if its from the children's heart,
Just rest assured its pure.
"Children's Kisses. I John, 3:7" by Frank Barbour Coffin
For your sole sake I rue the blow,
But this assurance send:
I smote, in noon, the public foe,
But not the private friend.
"Robert Parkes" by Henry Kendall
Believers thus are tossed about
On life's tempestuous main;
But grace assures, beyond a doubt,
They shall their port attain.
"Paul's Voyage" by John Newton
Unbidden still the awful slope
Walling us in we climb to gain
Assurance of the shining plain
That faith has certified to hope.
"The Death Of Grant" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

With a 5-3 loss at Olympic on April 30, Sequim is all but assured the No.
30 pm, Hominy Grill chef and owner Robert Stehling stood in the middle of a bustling construction site and grinned wide as he assured his wife that they would indeed be opening on Thursday.
The goal of this research is to help producers maintain colony health while assuring the maintenance of honey quality.
Like every vehicle that AFC purchases, it is outfitted with Omatics GPS and DriveCams providing clientele with quality assurance.
Knowledge of geological joints is essential in assuring the economic extraction of crushed stone from quarries, and detailed studies of joints and other planes of weakness should be included in the exploration and quarrying process.
Showing his talents will be Certified Hypnotherapist Kellen Marson, a comedian/ hypnotist who has performed shows all over the country and assures audiences they will witness 'outrageous entertainment' at his shows.
I may finally have some news this week on the DHS plan to encourage voluntary vessel identification , but I assure that it's not loaner racks of Em-Trak Identifiers .
Otolaryngologists have been active in helping to assure that patients have access to expert care.
PRESIDENT OBAMA sought to assure a nervous nation Wednesday night that the H1N1 virus, the new strain of swine flu racing around the world, is "cause for deep concern but not panic".
Instead, they may have just assured its legal survival.
There is no assurance that investment products based on the index will accurately track index performance or provide positive investment returns.
The principle of civilian control forms the foundation of the American system of civil-military relations, offering assurance that the nation's very powerful armed forces and its very influential officer corps pose no danger to our democracy.
After The Grapes of Wrath was published, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt defended the book in her writings and assured readers that Steinbeck had not exaggerated the conditions of poverty in the book.
Brynn Thayer, left, Bobby Costanzo and Michael Caldwell in ' Mutually Assured Destruction' at Odyssey Theatre.
Odyssey Theatre Presents Guest Production ' Mutually Assured Destruction'.
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In science:

Even if the electro-magnetic field is time-independent, that is, H(t) = H, and the existence of a self-adjoint realization of H in L2 (R3 : C2 ) is assured, our result above is new in the following sense.
An extension of the method of characteristic to a system of Partial Differential Operators-- an application to the Weyl equation with external field by "Super Hamiltonian path-integral method"
In NSM, we require that the [.] in q -exponential be positive to assure physically significant probability distribution.
Generalized algebra within a nonextensive statistics
We have recovered enough of the Riemannian results to be assured of the correctness of our approach; comparing the results for Finsler spaces of our methods with those of other methods will be the sub ject of future study.
Generalized Sprays and Nonlinear Connections
RCT electronics in-house and sent out to other laboratories to assure compatibility of the RCT with the ECAL and HCAL electronics .
Level-1 Regional Calorimeter Trigger System for CMS
For highly-sensitive applications where greater assurance of resource enforcement of community policy is required, a mechanism such as Law-Governed Interaction can be used to help assure this.
A Community Authorization Service for Group Collaboration
This value assures that the present time SN rates are reproduced in each galactic type.
The cosmic evolution of the galaxy luminosity density
While m equal parametric equations in Cm determine a 2-dimensional subspace of Cm , m equations equal to (32) assure that the orbit x(t) is planar circle and each body run along it l times in a period 2π .
Action minimizing orbits in the n-body problem with simple choreography constraint
Note that the upper bound merely assures that the lead never changes in the early phase t < 1 when the average number of lead changes is only ln N .
Leadership Statistics in Random Structures
The aim of the present paper is instead to explore the phase-space structure of the system at energies different from that assuring weak integrability in the general situation in which the system is non-integrable.
Non-Integrability of a weakly integrable Hamiltonian system
Actually, we can show that condition (11) not only implies strong integrability, but also assures the separation of variables.
Non-Integrability of a weakly integrable Hamiltonian system
By requiring Rv , L ≫ κ2/9 in addition one is assured that supergravity is a good approximation to M-theory and that all corrections due to geometrical instantons are sufficiently suppressed.
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
Effectively, there are three generators that assure the transformation cited above.
General Unitary SU(1,1) TFD Formulation
This means that it had to be assured that 1st , the coordinate axes of the H system are aligned with those of the ICRF and 2nd , that the coordinate axes have no additional time dependent rotation component.
Formalism and quality of a proper motion link with extragalactic objects for astrometric satellite missions
We shall begin with the limiting absorption principle for √−∆, which assures the existence of the extended resolvents R±0 (z ), that is, the existence of the boundary values of R0 (z ) on the positive axis.
Generalized eigenfunctions of relativistic Schroedinger operators I
In this section, we shall derive the integral kernels of the boundary values R±0 (λ) of the resolvent R0 (z ) on the positive half axis (recall that the existence of R±0 (λ) was assured in the previous section).
Generalized eigenfunctions of relativistic Schroedinger operators I
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