[ uh-shoo rd, uh-shurd ]
/ əˈʃʊərd, əˈʃɜrd /
guaranteed; sure; certain; secure: an assured income.
bold; confident; authoritative: His art was both assured and facile.
Chiefly British. insured, as against loss.
- the beneficiary under a policy.
- the person whose life or property is covered by a policy.
Words nearby assured
Origin of assured
word dating back to
see origin at
OTHER WORDS FROM assured
as·sur·ed·ly [uh-shoo r-id-lee, uh-shur-] /əˈʃʊər ɪd li, əˈʃɜr-/, adverbas·sur·ed·ness, nouno·ver·as·sured, adjectiveo·ver·as·sur·ed·ly, adverb
o·ver·as·sur·ed·ness, nounun·as·sured, adjectiveun·as·sur·ed·ly, adverbun·as·sur·ed·ness, nounwell-as·sured, adjective
Definition for assured (2 of 2)
[ uh-shoo r, uh-shur ]
/ əˈʃʊər, əˈʃɜr /
verb (used with object), as·sured, as·sur·ing.
to declare earnestly to; inform or tell positively; state with confidence to: She assured us that everything would turn out all right.
to cause to know surely; reassure: He assured himself that no one was left on the bus.
to pledge or promise; give surety of; guarantee: He was assured a job in the spring.
to make (a future event) sure; ensure: This contract assures the company’s profit this month.
to secure or confirm; render safe or stable: to assure a person’s position.
to give confidence to; encourage.
Chiefly British. to insure, as against loss.
Origin of assure
1325–75; Middle English as(e)uren, assuren
Latin as- as-
thematic vowel +
OTHER WORDS FROM assure
as·sur·er, as·su·ror, nounin·ter·as·sure, verb (used with object), in·ter·as·sured, in·ter·as·sur·ing.pre·as·sure, verb (used with object), pre·as·sured, pre·as·sur·ing.un·as·sur·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for assured
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Adieu, my dear mother; love me always, and be assured of the tender feelings that I have for you.
I assured him that nothing would have been easier had I meant it.
Before he had covered many li he was assured that he had indeed succeeded for the time in shaking off his unscrupulous tormentor.
He could sail directly with the wind and yet be assured of not going far out of his way.
British Dictionary definitions for assured (1 of 2)
made certain; sure; guaranteed
mainly British insured, esp by a life assurance policy
- the beneficiary under a life assurance policy
- the person whose life is insured
Derived forms of assured
assuredly (əˈʃʊərɪdlɪ), adverbassuredness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for assured (2 of 2)
verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
to cause to feel sure or certain; convinceto assure a person of one’s love
to promise; guaranteehe assured us that he would come
to state positively or with assurance
to make (an event) certain; ensure
mainly British to insure against loss, esp of life
property law another word for convey
Derived forms of assure
assurable, adjectiveassurer, noun
Word Origin for assure
C14: from Old French aseürer to assure, from Medieval Latin assēcūrāre to secure or make sure, from sēcūrus secure
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