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Definition of "assure" []

  • To inform positively, as to remove doubt: assured us that the train would be on time. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to feel sure: assured her of his devotion. (verb-transitive)
  • To give confidence to; reassure. (verb-transitive)
  • To make certain; ensure: "Nothing in history assures the success of our civilization” ( Herbert J. Muller). (verb-transitive)
  • To make safe or secure. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "assure" in a sentence
  • "For example, if a motive for anti-zionism is “a similarly tribalistic concern for the welfare of the Palestinians, as Palestinians”, but oppose a two state solution where Jews may maintain assure welfare by similar means, then they are giving rights to one for the express concern of giving it to another."
  • "Washington says it will need more personnel and a bigger embassy to supervise the distribution of the increased aid to Pakistan, and more mercenaries (aka "contractors") to protect them and assure "stability" - a code word for the Pax Americana."
  • "The his war turned out to be based on fraud in its inception and incompetency in its prosecution, and Bush supporters turned their attention back to the economy which, they assure, is in rapid recovery."