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as·sur·ance

 (ə-sho͝or′əns)
n.
1. A statement or indication that inspires confidence; a guarantee or pledge: gave her assurance that the plan would succeed.
2.
a. Freedom from doubt; certainty about something: Do you have any assurance that the work will be done well?
b. Self-confidence: "I tried imitating the assurance they carried themselves with" (Alec Wilkinson).
3. Chiefly British Insurance, especially life insurance.

assurance

(əˈʃʊərəns)
n
1. a statement, assertion, etc, intended to inspire confidence or give encouragement: she was helped by his assurance that she would cope.
2. a promise or pledge of support: he gave an assurance of help when needed.
3. freedom from doubt; certainty: his assurance about his own superiority infuriated her.
4. forwardness; impudence
5. (Insurance) chiefly Brit insurance providing for certainties such as death as contrasted with fire or theft

as•sur•ance

(əˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-)

n.
1. a positive declaration intended to give confidence: many assurances of support.
2. promise or pledge; guaranty; surety: to give one's assurance that a job will be done.
3. freedom from doubt; certainty: to feel assurance of success.
4. freedom from timidity; self-confidence: to enter a room with assurance.
5. presumptuous boldness; impudence.
6. Chiefly Brit. insurance.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French]
syn: See confidence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assurance - freedom from doubtassurance - freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
certainty - the state of being certain; "his certainty reassured the others"
2.assurance - a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from somethingassurance - a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
dedication, commitment - a message that makes a pledge
guarantee, warranty, warrantee, warrant - a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
guarantee - an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true; "there is no guarantee that they are not lying"
plight, troth - a solemn pledge of fidelity
vow - a solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner; "they took vows of poverty"
3.assurance - a statement intended to inspire confidence; "the President's assurances were not respected"
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
clean bill of health - an assurance that someone is healthy or something is in good condition; "the doctor gave him a clean bill of health"
4.assurance - a British term for some kinds of insurance
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
insurance - promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company

assurance

assurance

noun
1. A declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing:
2. The fact or condition of being without doubt:
3. The quality or state of being safe:
4. A firm belief in one's own powers:
Translations
تَأمينثِقَهوَعد، تَأكيد
důvěrapojištěníslib
assuranceforsikringløfteselvsikkerhedselvtillid
loforî, fullvissunsjálfstraust, öryggitrygging
zagotovilo
güvencekendine güvenmesigortasöz

assurance

[əˈʃʊərəns]
A. N
1. (= guarantee) → garantía f, promesa f
you have my assurance thatles aseguro que ...
I give you my assurance thatle puedo asegurar que ...
I can give you no assurance about thatno les puedo garantizar nada
2. (= certainty) → certeza f, seguridad f
with the assurance thatcon la seguridad de que ...
3. (= confidence) → confianza f; (= self-confidence) → seguridad f, aplomo m
he spoke with assurancehabló con seguridad or aplomo
4. (esp Brit) (= insurance) → seguro m
see also life
B. CPD assurance company N (esp Brit) → compañía f de seguros

assurance

[əˈʃʊərəns] n
(= reassurance) → assurance f
to give assurances
I can give you no assurances → Je ne peux rien vous garantir.
(= confidence) → assurance f
with assurance → avec assurance
(= insurance) → assurance f

assurance

n
Versicherung f; (= promise)Zusicherung f; he gave me his assurance that it would be doneer versicherte mir, dass es getan (werden) würde; do I have your assurance that …?garantieren Sie mir, dass …?; you have my assurance that …Sie können versichert sein, dass …
(= self-confidence)Sicherheit f
(= confidence)Zuversicht f (→ in in +acc), → Vertrauen nt (→ in in +acc); in the assurance that … (liter)im Vertrauen darauf, dass …, in der Zuversicht, dass …
(Brit: = life assurance) → Versicherung f

assurance

[əˈʃʊərns] n
a. (guarantee) → assicurazione f, garanzia
I can give you no assurances → non posso assicurarle or garantirle niente
b. (confidence) → sicurezza, convinzione f; (self-confidence) → fiducia in se stesso/a, sicurezza di sé
she spoke with assurance → ha parlato con convinzione
c. (Brit) life assuranceassicurazione f sulla vita

assure

(əˈʃuə) verb
1. to tell positively. I assured him (that) the house was empty.
2. to make (someone) sure. You may be assured that we shall do all we can to help.
asˈsurance noun
1. confidence. an air of assurance.
2. a promise. He gave me his assurance that he would help.
3. insurance. life assurance.
asˈsured adjective
certain and confident. an assured young woman.

assurance

n. seguridad, confianza, certeza.
References in classic literature ?
for she had thought that no one saw and appreciated her efforts to be good, and this assurance was doubly precious, doubly encouraging, because unexpected and from the person whose commendation she most valued.
asked Tom, a bit sharply, for he did not like the assurance of the man.
When I met him on his rounds now, I thought he carried his head more disdainfully than ever, and strode up the steps of front porches and rang doorbells with more assurance.
If we journey with the troops, though we may find their presence irksome, shall we not feel better assurance of our safety?
With this measured, but not exactly cold assurance of a hospitable purpose, Hepzibah kissed her cheek.
All this he called "doing his duty by their parents;" and he never inflicted a chastisement without following it by the assurance, so consolatory to the smarting urchin, that "he would remember it and thank him for it the longest day he had to live.
Grose was aware, I could judge, of what she had produced in me, and she followed it up with assurance.
Not always, though: Ledyard, the great New England traveller, and Mungo Park, the Scotch one; of all men, they possessed the least assurance in the parlor.
They must have a better place of some sort soon--Jurgis said it with all the assurance of a man who had just made a dollar and fifty-seven cents in a single day.
A gay robe of scarlet and yellow plaid, carefully made and neatly fitted, set off to advantage the dark and rich style of his beauty; and a certain comic air of assurance, blended with bashfulness, showed that he had been not unused to being petted and noticed by his master.
Even with their assurance the men were afraid to proceed, and several times old Peter turned, with ashy face and faltering limbs, and said, with terrible emphasis, "I CANNOT
fortunate for himself, as it at once brought him into the field of public use- fulness, "gave the world assurance of a MAN," quick- ened the slumbering energies of his soul, and con- secrated him to the great work of breaking the rod of the oppressor, and letting the oppressed go free!