adjective, surer, surest.
free from doubt as to the reliability, character, action, etc., of something:
to be sure of one’s data.
confident, as of something expected:
sure of success.
convinced, fully persuaded, or positive:
to be sure of a person’s guilt.
assured or certain beyond question:
a sure victory.
worthy of confidence; reliable; stable:
a sure messenger.
unfailing; never disappointing expectations:
a sure cure.
unerring; never missing, slipping, etc.:
a sure aim.
admitting of no doubt or question:
destined; bound inevitably; certain:
Obsolete. secure; safe.
be sure, to take care (to be or do as specified); be certain:
Be sure to close the windows.
Informal. certainly; surely:
It sure is cold out. Sure, I’ll come.
for sure, as a certainty; surely:
It’s going to be a good day, for sure.
make sure, to be or become absolutely certain:
I’m calling to make sure that you remember to come.
sure enough, Informal. as might have been supposed; actually; certainly:
Sure enough, the picnic was rained out.
to be sure,
without doubt; surely; certainly.
She sings well, to be sure, but she can’t act.
(sometimes foll by of) free from hesitancy or uncertainty (with regard to a belief, conviction, etc): we are sure of the accuracy of the data, I am sure that he is lying
(foll by of) having no doubt, as of the occurrence of a future state or event: sure of success
always effective; unfailing: a sure remedy
reliable in indication or accuracy: a sure criterion
(of persons) worthy of trust or confidence: a sure friend
not open to doubt: sure proof
admitting of no vacillation or doubt: he is very sure in his beliefs
bound to be or occur; inevitable: victory is sure
(postpositive) bound inevitably (to be or do something); certain: she is sure to be there tonight
physically secure or dependable: a sure footing
(obsolete) free from exposure to harm or danger
(usually imperative or dependent imperative; takes a clause as object or an infinitive, sometimes with to replaced by and) be sure, to be careful or certain: be sure and shut the door, I told him to be sure to shut the door
for sure, without a doubt; surely
(takes a clause as object) to make certain; ensure
(foll by of) to establish or confirm power or possession (over)
(informal) sure enough, as might have been confidently expected; definitely: often used as a sentence substitute
to be sure
without doubt; certainly
it has to be acknowledged; admittedly
(sentence substitute) (informal) willingly; yes
(sentence modifier) (informal, mainly US & Canadian) without question; certainly
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noun 1. something that is or is supposed to be a certain success, as a bet or a business venture: He thinks that real estate is a sure thing. 2. something assured; certainty: It’s a sure thing that he’ll refuse to cooperate. interjection 3. surely; for sure; O.K. adverb 1. (sentence substitute) (mainly US) all […]
noun, plural sureties. 1. security against loss or damage or for the fulfillment of an obligation, the payment of a debt, etc.; a pledge, guaranty, or bond. 2. a person who has made himself or herself responsible for another, as a sponsor, godparent, or bondsman. 3. the state or quality of being sure. 4. certainty. […]
noun, Law. 1. the relationship between the surety, the principal debtor, and the creditor.