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Definition of asure

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1. assure [ v ] make certain of
Examples: "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us" "Preparation will guarantee success!"

Used in print:

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

As_soon_as an experimental tug assures you that roots have taken_over , cut it off from the mother plant .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

- liberal considers that the need for a national economy with controls that will assure his conception of social justice is so great that individual and local liberties as_well_as democratic processes may have to yield before it .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

A proposed loan must be for sound purposes or sufficiently secured so_as to assure a reasonable chance of repayment .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

Whether the pair of Sudanese ivory carvings you lifted really possess the juju to turn your livers to lead , as a dealer in Khartoum assured me , I am not competent to say .

Synonyms assure insure ensure guarantee secure Related Terms make doom guarantee guarantee

2. assure [ v ] assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence
Examples: "I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe"

Used in print:


Soon they will begin to hunt_down the traitors they are assured are in our midst .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

Yes , the ozone from his machine would cure practically everything , he assured her .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

In_fact , although we have dispelled the fear , we have not necessarily assured ourselves that there are no dangers .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

They assured him that they did not expect or need to be entertained .

Synonyms assure Related Terms persuade reassure assurance persuade

3. assure [ v ] inform positively and with certainty and confidence
Examples: "I tell you that man is a crook!"

Used in print:

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

This combined experience , on a foundation of very average , I assure you , intelligence and background , has helped me do things many well-informed people would bet heavily against .

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

Seemingly , with an unrestricted flow of ideas , all will be well , and we are even assured that `` an idea a day will keep the sheriff away '' .

(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)

Mr._Mills had done some figuring on a scrap of paper and given him the various kinds of boards and two-by-fours which , properly handled , would , he had assured him , turn_into a workbench .

Synonyms assure tell Related Terms affirm

4. assure [ v ] be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
Examples: "He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

Used in print:

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

What sort of effort do you make to assure that older or disabled workers are fully productive ?

(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums , to remain available until expended , as may be necessary , but not more_than $ 75000000 in_all , ( a ) to carry_out the provisions of_this Act during the fiscal_years 1962 to 1967 , inclusive ; ( b ) to finance , for not more_than two years beyond the end of said period , such grants , contracts , cooperative agreements , and studies as may theretofore have been undertaken pursuant to this Act ; and ( c ) to finance , for not more_than three years beyond the end of said period , such activities as are required to correlate , coordinate , and round_out the results of studies and research undertaken pursuant to this Act : Provided , That funds available in any one year for research and development may , subject_to the approval of the Secretary_of_State to assure that such activities are consistent with the foreign_policy objectives of the United_States , be expended in_cooperation_with public or private agencies in foreign countries in the development of processes useful to the program in the United_States : And provided further , That every such contract or agreement made with any public or private agency in a foreign country shall contain provisions effective to insure that the results or information developed in connection therewith shall be available without cost to the United_States for the use of the United_States throughout the world and for the use of the general public within the United_States .

Synonyms see insure assure check see_to_it ensure ascertain control Related Terms verify cover proofread cross-check double-check control card spot-check cinch determine control check check

5. assure [ v ] cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
Examples: "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"

Used in print:

(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)

They were constantly assuring you that you were one of the world 's great guys .

Synonyms reassure assure Related Terms worry calm reassurance

6. assure [ v ] make a promise or commitment

Used in print:

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

The Kennedy_Administration had assured anti-Castro Cubans that it would have nothing to do with associates of Dictator_Batista .

Synonyms promise assure Related Terms declare declare contract pledge undertake swear_off assurance promiser promisee

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