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assured    : [əʃ'ʊrd]
Assured \As*sured"\, a.
Made sure; safe; insured; certain; indubitable; not doubting;
bold to excess.
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Assured \As*sured"\, n.
One whose life or property is insured.
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Assure \As*sure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assured}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Assuring}.] [OF. ase["u]rer, F. assurer, LL. assecurare; L.
ad securus secure, sure, certain. See {Secure}, {Sure}, and
cf. {Insure}.]
1. To make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise,
declaration, or other evidence.
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His promise that thy seed shall bruise our foe . . .
Assures me that the bitterness of death
Is past, and we shall live. --Milton.
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2. To declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the
design of inspiring belief or confidence.
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I dare assure thee that no enemy
Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus. --Shak.
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3. To confirm; to make certain or secure.
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And it shall be assured to him. --Lev. xxvii.
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And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and
shall assure our hearts before him. --1 John iii.
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4. To affiance; to betroth. [Obs.] --Shak.
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5. (Law) To insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to
pay a specified sum at death. See {Insure}.
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Syn: To declare; aver; avouch; vouch; assert; asseverate;
protest; persuade; convince.
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adj 1: marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence; "she paints
with an assured hand"
2: characterized by certainty or security; "a tiny but assured
income"; "we can never have completely assured lives"

121 Moby Thesaurus words for "assured":
affianced, arrogant, ascertained, aspiring, assurance, assuredness,
attested, balanced, believing, betrothed, bound, certain,
certified, certitude, clear-cut, cocksure, collected, committed,
composed, compromised, confidence, confident, contracted,
conviction, convinced, cool, covered, decided, definite,
determinate, determined, devout, dogmatic, doubtless, engaged,
ensured, equanimous, equilibrious, established, expectant,
faithful, fideistic, fixed, fond, full of hope, game, guaranteed,
hopeful, hoping, hubristic, imperturbable, impressed with,
in good heart, in hopes, in the bag, insured, intended,
levelheaded, made sure, nailed down, obligated, of good cheer,
of good hope, on ice, open-and-shut, overconfident, oversure,
overweening, persuaded, pietistic, pious, pistic, pledged,
plighted, plucky, poised, pompous, positive, promised, pronounced,
proud, proved, reassured, recollected, resolute, sanguine,
satisfied, secure, secured, self-assured, self-confident,
self-controlled, self-important, self-possessed, self-reliant,
self-restrained, set, settled, sold on, spunky, stated, sure,
sureness, surety, sworn, tested, together, tried, unafraid,
under the impression, underwritten, undespairing, undoubtful,
undoubting, unfaltering, unflappable, unhesitating, unruffled,
unwavering, warranted, well-balanced

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