English noun: assurance
|1.||assurance (cognition) freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities|
|Samples||His assurance in his superiority did not make him popular.|
After that failure he lost his confidence.
She spoke with authority.
|Synonyms||authority, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness|
|Attribute||certain, incertain, sure, uncertain, unsure|
|2.||assurance (communication) a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something|
|Samples||An assurance of help when needed.|
Signed a pledge never to reveal the secret.
|Broader (hypernym)||commitment, dedication|
|Narrower (hyponym)||guarantee, guarantee, plight, troth, vow, warrant, warrantee, warranty|
|3.||assurance (communication) a statement intended to inspire confidence|
|Samples||The President's assurances were not respected.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||clean bill of health|
|4.||assurance (possession) a British term for some kinds of insurance|
|Domain region||Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|