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Assure vs. Secure

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Assureverb

(transitive) To make sure and secure.

Secureadjective

Free from attack or danger; protected.

Assureverb

To give (someone) confidence in the trustworthiness of (something).

‘I assure you that the program will work smoothly when we demonstrate it to the client.’; ‘He assured of his commitment to her happiness.’;

Secureadjective

Free from the danger of theft; safe.

Assureverb

(obsolete) To guarantee, promise (to do something).

Secureadjective

Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret.

Assureverb

(transitive) To reassure.

Secureadjective

Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid.

Assureverb

To make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise, declaration, or other evidence.

‘His promise that thy seed shall bruise our foe . . . Assures me that the bitterness of deathIs past, and we shall live.’;

Secureadjective

Firm and not likely to fail; stable.

Assureverb

To declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the design of inspiring belief or confidence.

‘I dare assure thee that no enemyShall ever take alive the noble Brutus.’;

Secureadjective

Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable.

Assureverb

To confirm; to make certain or secure.

‘And it shall be assured to him.’; ‘And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.’;

Secureadjective

Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; commonly used with of.

‘secure of a welcome’;

Assureverb

To affiance; to betroth.

Secureadjective

(obsolete) Overconfident; incautious; careless.

Assureverb

To insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to pay a specified sum at death. See Insure.

Secureverb

To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.

Assureverb

make certain of;

‘This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us’; ‘Preparation will guarantee success!’;

Secureverb

To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; frequently with against or from, or formerly with of.

‘to secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage’;

Assureverb

inform positively and with certainty and confidence;

‘I tell you that man is a crook!’;

Secureverb

To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping.

‘to secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship’;

Assureverb

assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence;

‘I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe’;

Secureverb

To get possession of; to make oneself secure of; to acquire certainly.

‘to secure an estate’;

Assureverb

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’;

Secureadjective

Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.

‘But thou, secure of soul, unbent with woes.’;

Assureverb

cause to feel sure; give reassurance to;

‘The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe’;

Secureadjective

Overconfident; incautious; careless; - in a bad sense.

Assureverb

make a promise or commitment

Secureadjective

Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; - commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome.

‘Confidence then bore thee on, secureEither to meet no danger, or to findMatter of glorious trial.’;

Secureadjective

Not exposed to danger; safe; - applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from.

Secureverb

To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.

‘I spread a cloud before the victor's sight,Sustained the vanquished, and secured his flight.’;

Secureverb

To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; to insure; - frequently with against or from, rarely with of; as, to secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage.

‘It secures its possessor of eternal happiness.’;

Secureverb

To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping; as, to secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship.

Secureverb

To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.

Secureverb

get by special effort;

‘He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed’;

Secureverb

cause to be firmly attached;

‘fasten the lock onto the door’; ‘she fixed her gaze on the man’;

Secureverb

assure payment of

Secureverb

make certain of;

‘This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us’; ‘Preparation will guarantee success!’;

Secureverb

fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug;

‘plug the hole’; ‘stop up the leak’;

Secureverb

furnish with battens;

‘batten ships’;

Secureadjective

free from fear or doubt; easy in mind;

‘secure himself, he went out of his way to help others’;

Secureadjective

free from danger or risk;

‘secure from harm’; ‘his fortune was secure’; ‘made a secure place for himself in his field’;

Secureadjective

kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss;

‘the most protected spot I could find’;

Secureadjective

not likely to fail or give way;

‘the lock was secure’; ‘a secure foundation’; ‘a secure hold on her wrist’;

Secureadjective

able to withstand attack;

‘an impregnable fortress’; ‘fortifications that made the frontier inviolable’;

Secureadjective

financially sound;

‘a good investment’; ‘a secure investment’;

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