Assurance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈʃʊrəns|  American pronunciation of the word assurance
Brit.  |əˈʃʊər(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word assurance


- freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities (syn: authority, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence)
his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular
- a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something (syn: pledge)
an assurance of help when needed
- a statement intended to inspire confidence
the President's assurances were not respected
- a British term for some kinds of insurance

Extra examples

They lent us the money with the assurance that they would be repaid soon.

He has the assurance of continued support from his boss.

He spoke with quiet assurance about his future plans.

She gave him every assurance that she would be there when he returned.

He was probably quite sincere in the assurances he repeatedly gave.

The new teacher lacked assurance.

He had the assurance to claim he had done it himself.

Despite my repeated assurances, Rob still looked very nervous.

He gave an assurance that the work would be completed by Wednesday.

'Jack will never agree to that,' he said with assurance.

There's a note of assurance in his voice.

Can you give us a categorical assurance that no jobs will be lost?

Can you give a categoric assurance that these problems will not be repeated?

Word forms

singular: assurance
plural: assurances
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