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Definition 1: freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where assurance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular
  • after that failure he lost his confidence
  • she spoke with authority

Synonyms for assurance in the sense of this definition

(assurance is a kind of ...) the state of being certain

"his certainty reassured the others"

(... are attributes of assurance) having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured

"felt certain of success" "was sure (or certain) she had seen it" "was very sure in his beliefs" "sure of her friends"

(... are attributes of assurance) lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance

"uncertain of his convictions" "unsure of himself and his future" "moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps" "an uncertain smile" "touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers"

Definition 2: a statement intended to inspire confidence - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where assurance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the President's assurances were not respected

(assurance is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of assurance ) an assurance that someone is healthy or something is in good condition

"the doctor gave him a clean bill of health"

Definition 3: a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where assurance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an assurance of help when needed
  • signed a pledge never to reveal the secret

Synonyms for assurance in the sense of this definition

(assurance is a kind of ...) a message that makes a pledge

(... is a kind of assurance ) a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

(... is a kind of assurance ) an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true

"there is no guarantee that they are not lying"

(... is a kind of assurance ) a solemn pledge of fidelity

(... is a kind of assurance ) a solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner

"they took vows of poverty"

Definition 4: a British term for some kinds of insurance - [noun denoting possession]

(assurance is a kind of ...) promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company

(assurance belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

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