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Definition 1: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something - [verb of cognition]

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

  • He verified that the valves were closed
  • See that the curtains are closed
  • control the quality of the product

Synonyms for assure in the sense of this definition

(assure is a kind of ...) confirm the truth of

"Please verify that the doors are closed" "verify a claim"

(... is a kind of assure ) read for errors

"I should proofread my manuscripts"

(... is a kind of assure ) maintain a check on; especially by patrolling

"The second officer covered the top floor"

(... is a kind of assure ) pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality

(... is a kind of assure ) ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor

"I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!"

(... is a kind of assure ) make sure of

(... is a kind of assure ) check out conflicting sources; crosscheck facts, for example

(... is a kind of assure ) check once more to be absolutely sure

(... is a kind of assure ) verify by using a duplicate register for comparison

"control an account"

(assure has a similar meaning as ...) verify by consulting a source or authority

"check the spelling of this word" "check your facts"

(assure has a similar meaning as ...) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

"I want to see whether she speaks French" "See whether it works" "find out if he speaks Russian" "Check whether the train leaves on time"

(assure has a similar meaning as ...) put a check mark on or near or next to

"Please check each name on the list" "tick off the items" "mark off the units"

(assure has a similar meaning as ...) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

"Are you controlling for the temperature?"

Definition 2: inform positively and with certainty and confidence - [verb of communication]

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

  • I tell you that man is a crook!

Synonyms for assure in the sense of this definition

(assure is a kind of ...) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

"Before God I swear I am innocent"

Definition 3: assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence - [verb of communication]

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

  • I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe

(assure is a kind of ...) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

(... is a kind of assure ) give or restore confidence in; cause to feel sure or certain

"I reassured him that we were safe"

Definition 4: make a promise or commitment - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for assure in the sense of this definition

(assure is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

(... is a kind of assure ) promise solemnly and formally

"I pledge that I will honor my wife"

(... is a kind of assure ) promise to abstain from

"I have sworn off cigarettes altogether"

(... is a kind of assure ) enter into a contractual arrangement

(... is a kind of assure ) promise to do or accomplish

"guarantee to free the prisoners"

Definition 5: make certain of - [verb of communication]

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

  • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
  • Preparation will guarantee success!

Synonyms for assure in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of assure ) make certain of the failure or destruction of

"This decision will doom me to lose my position"

(... is a kind of assure ) assure the success of

"A good review by this critic will make your play!"

(assure has a similar meaning as ...) give surety or assume responsibility

"I vouch for the quality of my products"

Definition 6: cause to feel sure; give reassurance to - [verb of emotion]

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

  • The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe

Synonyms for assure in the sense of this definition

(assure is a kind of ...) make calm or still

"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

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