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English noun: assurance

1. assurance (cognition) freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

SamplesHis assurance in his superiority did not make him popular.
After that failure he lost his confidence.
She spoke with authority.

Synonymsauthority, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness

Broader (hypernym)certainty

Attributecertain, incertain, sure, uncertain, unsure

2. assurance (communication) a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something

SamplesAn 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

SamplesThe President's assurances were not respected.

Broader (hypernym)statement

Narrower (hyponym)clean bill of health

4. assurance (possession) a British term for some kinds of insurance

Broader (hypernym)insurance

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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