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Dictionary definition for: Assure

1. (v) make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us" "Preparation will guarantee success!"

2. (v) inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!"

3. (v) assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence; "I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe"

4. (v) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

5. (v) cause to feel sure; give reassurance to; "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"

6. (v) make a promise or commitment

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