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.
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
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.
assy adjective Malicious; nasty; mean; bitchy (Homosexuals) Historical Examples After this assy was engaged in superintending the manufacture of munitions of war. Paris under the Commune John Leighton assy, thinking the man was a Federal, replied, “You should have challenged me sooner.” Paris under the Commune John Leighton
an ancient empire in SW Asia: greatest extent from about 750 to 612 b.c. Capital: Nineveh. Historical Examples Three distinct foreign influences may be distinguished: they originate in Egypt, in Assyria, and in the Aegean. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8 Various He finds Assyria and the Mounds of Cholula at his door, […]
of or relating to , its inhabitants, or their language. a native or an inhabitant of . the dialect of Akkadian spoken in . Compare (def 1). Contemporary Examples The Assyrian and Babylonian empires appear throughout the Old Testament as examples of ruthless grandeur and godless decadence. ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in […]