Adjective: assured u'shûrd [N. Amer], u'shord or u'shûrd [Brit]
Verb: assure u'shûr [N. Amer], u'shor or u'shûr [Brit]
- Marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence
"she paints with an assured hand"
- Characterized by certainty or security
"a tiny but assured income"; "we can never have completely assured lives"
- Make certain in the future
"Preparation will assure success!";
- guarantee, ensure, insure, secure
- Inform positively and with certainty and confidence
"I assure you that man is a crook!";
- Tell someone the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence
"I assured him that travelling to Cambodia was safe"
- Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
"assure that the curtains are closed";
- see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain
- Cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
"The airline tried to assure the customers that the planes were safe";
- Make a commitment to do (or not to do) something in the future
See also: confident, secure
Type of: affirm, assert, aver, avow, calm, calm down, declare, lull, persuade, pronounce, quiet, quieten [Brit], still, swan, swear, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillise [Brit], tranquillize, verify