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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.


Synonymspledge


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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