1 make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!" [syn: guarantee, ensure, insure, secure]
2 inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!" [syn: tell]
3 assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence; "I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe"
4 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" [syn: see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain]
5 cause to feel sure; give reassurance to; "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe" [syn: reassure] [ant: worry]
6 make a promise or commitment [syn: promise]
EtymologyFrom assurer (modern French assurer), from ad- + securus.
- a RP /əˈʃʊə/
to make sure and secure
- Finnish: varmistaa, vakuuttaa
to give someone confidence in the trustworthiness of something
- Finnish: vakuuttaa
- Finnish: varmistaa
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