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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assure  \As*sure\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Assured};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Assuring}.]  [OF.  ase["u]rer,  F.  assurer,  LL  assecurare  L. 
  ad  +  securus  secure,  sure  certain.  See  {Secure},  {Sure},  and 
  cf  {Insure}.] 
  1.  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.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  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.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  confirm;  to  make  certain  or  secure. 
 
  And  it  shall  be  assured  to  him  --Lev.  xxvii. 
  19. 
 
  And  hereby  we  know  that  we  are  of  the  truth,  and 
  shall  assure  our  hearts  before  him  --1  John  iii. 
  19. 
 
  4.  To  affiance;  to  betroth.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  5.  (Law)  To  insure;  to  covenant  to  indemnify  for  loss  or  to 
  pay  a  specified  sum  at  death.  See  {Insure}. 
 
  Syn:  To  declare;  aver;  avouch;  vouch;  assert;  asseverate; 
  protest;  persuade;  convince. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assure 
  v  1:  make  certain  of  "This  nest  egg  will  ensure  a  nice 
  retirement  for  us";  "Preparation  will  guarantee 
  success!"  [syn:  {guarantee},  {ensure},  {insure},  {secure}] 
  2:  state  positively  and  with  certainty  and  confidence;  "I  tell 
  you  that  man  is  a  crook!"  [syn:  {tell}] 
  3:  assure  somebody  of  the  truth  of  something  "I  assured  him 
  that  traveling  to  Combodia  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  [syn:  {reassure}] 
  [ant:  {worry}] 
  6:  make  a  promise  or  commitment  [syn:  {promise}] 




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