assure assure  /ə ˈʃʊr/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make certain of
  2. (v) inform positively and with certainty and confidence
  3. (v) assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence
  4. (v) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
  5. (v) cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
  6. (v) make a promise or commitment

Usage(s):

  1. Soon the Great Depression in the 1930s showed that democracy could not assure prosperity either, and the totalitarian creeds gathered momentum.
  2. In all of these markets, reform must assure transparency, prevent abuse, and protect the public interest.
  3. Conversely, oil companies might sell futures contracts to assure a profit against future price drops.

News

  1. I&E Maintenance Engineer

    This position is responsible for providing instrument and electrical engineering expertise to the West Memphis Site This position is to assure proper design, installation and repair of instrument and electrical equipment according to regulatory and standards.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Rigzone

  2. Police, CPS plan to expand ‘Safe Passage’

    The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Public Schools are taking steps to assure parents their children will be safe on their way to and from school this year. Members of both police and CPS scheduled a news conference for Friday …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WGN TV Chicago

  3. FDA safety communication: Cybersecurity for medical devices and hospital networks

    Purpose: The FDA is recommending that medical device manufacturers and healthcare facilities take steps to assure that appropriate safeguards are in place to reduce the risk of failure due to cyberattack, which could be initiated by the introduction of malware into the medical equipment or unauthorized access to configuration settings in medical devices and hospital networks.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Health Management Technology

Quotes

  1. Capello said: "I am absolutely determined to succeed with the England team. It is very important we use the disappointment as a motivation in the future and I can assure the fans I am fully focused on our European qualifying fixtures, starting with...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Fabio Capello Source: WalesOnline

  2. "I have to do the right thing for my long-term health," Woods, 32, said in the statement. "My doctors assure me with the proper rehabilitation and training, the knee will be strong and there will be no long-term effects."
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Tiger Wood Source: Newsday

  3. "Let me assure you that no authorities of my church, or of any other church for that matter, will ever exert influence on presidential decisions. Their authority is theirs, within the province of church affairs, and it ends where the affairs of the...
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Forbes

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