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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!.


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


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


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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