|1.||[ noun ] freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities|
|Synonyms:||confidence self-confidence authority sureness self-assurance|
"his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular" "after that failure he lost his confidence" "she spoke with authority"
|Related terms:||certainty certain uncertain|
|2.||[ noun ] a statement intended to inspire confidence|
"the President's assurances were not respected"
|Related terms:||statement clean_bill_of_health assure|
|3.||[ noun ] a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something|
: "an assurance of help when needed" "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
|Related terms:||commitment oath guarantee guarantee plight vow pledge|
|4.||[ noun ] (finance) a British term for some kinds of insurance|
|Related terms:||insurance UK|