assured

[uh-shoo rd, uh-shurd] /əˈʃʊərd, əˈʃɜrd/
adjective
1.
guaranteed; sure; certain; secure:
"an assured income."
2.
bold; confident; authoritative:
"His art was both assured and facile."
3.
boldly presumptuous.
4.
Chiefly British. insured, as against loss.
noun
5.
Insurance.
  1. the beneficiary under a policy.
  2. the person whose life or property is covered by a policy.
Origin
1325–75; Middle English; see assure, -ed2
Related forms
assuredly
[uh-shoo r-id-lee, uh-shur-] /əˈʃʊər ɪd li, əˈʃɜr-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
assuredness, noun
overassured, adjective
overassuredly, adverb
overassuredness, noun
unassured, adjective
unassuredly, adverb
unassuredness, noun
well-assured, adjective

assure

[uh-shoo r, uh-shur] /əˈʃʊər, əˈʃɜr/
verb (used with object), assured, assuring.
1.
to declare earnestly to; inform or tell positively; state with confidence to:
"She assured us that everything would turn out all right."
2.
to cause to know surely; reassure:
"He assured himself that no one was left on the bus."
3.
to pledge or promise; give surety of; guarantee:
"He was assured a job in the spring."
4.
to make (a future event) sure; ensure:
"This contract assures the company's profit this month."
5.
to secure or confirm; render safe or stable:
"to assure a person's position."
6.
to give confidence to; encourage.
7.
Chiefly British. to insure, as against loss.
Origin
1325–75; Middle English as(e)uren, assuren < Old French aseurer < Late Latin assēcūrāre, equivalent to Latin as- as- + sēcūr- (see secure) + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix
Related forms
assurer, assuror, noun
interassure, verb (used with object), interassured, interassuring.
preassure, verb (used with object), preassured, preassuring.
unassuring, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for assured
assure (əˈʃʊə)
 
vb
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 sēcūrussecure]
 
as'surable
 
adj
 
as'surer
 
n

assured (əˈʃʊəd)
 
adj
1.  made certain; sure; guaranteed
2.  self-assured
3.  chiefly (Brit) insured, esp by a life assurance policy
 
n
4.  chiefly (Brit)
 a.  the beneficiary under a life assurance policy
 b.  the person whose life is insured
 
assuredly
 
adv
 
as'suredness
 
n

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Word Origin and History for assured
assure
late 14c., from O.Fr. asseurer (12c., Mod.Fr. assurer) "to reassure, calm, protect, to render sure," from V.L. *assecurar, from L. ad- "to" + securus "safe, secure" (see secure).
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