|1.||to cause to feel sure or certain; convince: to assure a person of one's love|
|2.||to promise; guarantee: he assured us that he would come|
|3.||to state positively or with assurance|
|4.||to make (an event) certain; ensure|
|5.||chiefly (Brit) to insure against loss, esp of life|
|6.||property law another word for convey|
|[C14: from Old French aseürer to assure, from Medieval Latin assēcūrāre to secure or make sure, from sēcūrus|
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