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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 of assured
1325-1375
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
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  • At that hour, we were well assured, many a brain was busy, and many an eye set to discover our retreat.

    The Felon's Track Michael Doheny
  • For there were no facts of which the ancients were so well assured by experience as facts of number.

    Timaeus Plato
  • Now we may be well assured that the case was not thus, but far otherwise, with the early Christians.

    On Liberty John Stuart Mill
  • For let us be well assured that the Southern Confederacy cannot triumph.

  • One of the most important duties of an engineer is to be well assured that the air-brakes are in proper working order.

    How to Become an Engineer Frank W. Doughty
  • When he was well assured that there was not the least appearance of the palace, he returned to the sultan.

  • About Christmas 1679 he bought a small estate in Dorsetshire, "of one whose Title to it" he was "well assured of."

    On the Spanish Main John Masefield
  • My father was a pirate, I am well assured by the public prints.

    The Lady and the Pirate Emerson Hough
  • It was daylight still, and she should meet no one; or if she did, the people were quiet and harmless she was well assured.

  • Phillis was still holding it; but her manner was not quite so well assured.

    Not Like Other Girls Rosa N. Carey
British Dictionary definitions for well assured

assured

/əˈʃʊəd/
adjective
1.
made certain; sure; guaranteed
2.
self-assured
3.
(mainly Brit) insured, esp by a life assurance policy
noun
4.
(mainly Brit)
  1. the beneficiary under a life assurance policy
  2. the person whose life is insured
Derived Forms
assuredly (əˈʃʊərɪdlɪ) adverb
assuredness, noun
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Word Origin and History for well assured

assured

adj.

of persons, "confident, self-assured," late 14c., past participle adjective from assure. Related: Assuredly; assuredness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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