Assured



guaranteed; sure; certain; secure:
an assured income.
bold; confident; authoritative:
His art was both assured and facile.
boldly presumptuous.
Chiefly British. insured, as against loss.
Insurance.

the beneficiary under a policy.
the person whose life or property is covered by a policy.

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; :
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.
Contemporary Examples

Taniguchi assured Onoda that the Imperial command has ceased all combat activity and he should lay down his arms.
The Week in Death: The Last to Surrender The Telegraph January 18, 2014

But he assured me that results from studies on TAT2 are “definitely applicable” to TA-65.
New Anti-Aging Pill Under Fire Thea Singer April 10, 2011

“The allegations do not involve any minors,” he assured in a statement.
The Anti-Gay Archbishop Who Can’t Stay Out of Trouble Olivia Nuzzi July 5, 2014

Sifton assured him that Lavo was the perfect place, a hotbed of thin, tan bodies and social-climbing aspirations.
Guy Fieri Battles Scathing New York Times Review by Pete Wells Katie Baker November 15, 2012

In May, Netanyahu had 33 projected seats, an election date, and an assured outcome.
Bibi’s Bad Week Emily L. Hauser August 2, 2012

Historical Examples

I asked Vera if she thought she could influence him and she assured me she could not.
The Camp Fire Girls at the End of the Trail Margaret Vandercook

I went all over the vessel, and assured myself that everything was in order.
Up the River Oliver Optic

We are all of good heart, for the future of the Balkan races is now assured.
The Lady of the Shroud Bram Stoker

I assured her I would do all I could to ascertain the fate of her mother.
Down The River Oliver Optic

The purely scientific part was, we are assured, not learnt from her.
On Liberty John Stuart Mill

adjective
made certain; sure; guaranteed
self-assured
(mainly Brit) insured, esp by a life assurance policy
noun
(mainly Brit)

the beneficiary under a life assurance policy
the person whose life is insured

verb (transitive; may take a clause as object)
to cause to feel sure or certain; convince: to assure a person of one’s love
to promise; guarantee: he assured us that he would come
to state positively or with assurance
to make (an event) certain; ensure
(mainly Brit) to insure against loss, esp of life
(property law) another word for convey
adj.

of persons, “confident, self-assured,” late 14c., past participle adjective from assure. Related: Assuredly; assuredness.
v.

late 14c., from Old French asseurer (12c., Modern French assurer) “to reassure, calm, protect, to render sure,” from Vulgar Latin *assecurar, from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + securus “safe, secure” (see secure (adj.)). Related: Assured; assuring.

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