Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb assure

6 senses of assure

Sense 1
guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secure -- (make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!")

Sense 2
assure, tell -- (inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!")
       => affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear -- (to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent")

Sense 3
assure -- (assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence; "I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe")
       => persuade -- (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!")

Sense 4
see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure -- (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")
       => verify -- (confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim")

Sense 5
reassure, assure -- (cause to feel sure; give reassurance to; "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe")
       => calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still -- (make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear")

Sense 6
promise, assure -- (make a promise or commitment)
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

Antonyms of adj assured

2 senses of assured

Sense 1
assured -- (marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence; "she paints with an assured hand")

INDIRECT (VIA confident) -> diffident, shy, timid, unsure -- (lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man")

Sense 2
assured -- (characterized by certainty or security; "a tiny but assured income"; "we can never have completely assured lives")

INDIRECT (VIA secure) -> insecure, unsafe -- (lacking in security or safety; "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future")

Similarity of adj assured

2 senses of assured

Sense 1
assured -- (marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence; "she paints with an assured hand")
       => confident (vs. diffident) -- (having or marked by confidence or assurance; "a confident speaker"; "a confident reply"; "his manner is more confident these days"; "confident of fulfillment")

Sense 2
assured -- (characterized by certainty or security; "a tiny but assured income"; "we can never have completely assured lives")
       => secure (vs. insecure) -- (free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field")

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