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English verb: assure

1. assure (communication) make certain of


SamplesThis nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us.
Preparation will guarantee success!.


Synonymsensure, guarantee, insure, secure


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)doom, make


Verb groupguarantee, vouch

2. assure (communication) inform positively and with certainty and confidence


SamplesI tell you that man is a crook!.


Synonymstell


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody of something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify

3. assure (communication) assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence


SamplesI assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody of something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)persuade


Narrower (hyponym)reassure

4. assure (cognition) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something


SamplesHe verified that the valves were closed.
See that the curtains are closed.
Control the quality of the product.


Synonymsascertain, check, control, ensure, insure, see, see to it


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)verify


Narrower (hyponym)card, cinch, control, cover, cross-check, double-check, proof, proofread, spot-check


Verb groupascertain, check, check, check, check off, control, determine, find out, learn, mark, mark off, see, tick, tick off, verify, watch

5. assure (emotion) cause to feel sure; give reassurance to


SamplesThe airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe.


ExamplesThe good news will assure her


Synonymsreassure


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize


Antonymsvex, worry

6. assure (communication) make a promise or commitment


Synonymspromise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)contract, guarantee, pledge, plight, swear off, undertake, undertake









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