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sure

 (sho͝or, shûr)
adj. sur·er, sur·est
1. Confident, as of something awaited or expected: I am sure we will win the game.
2. Impossible to doubt or dispute; certain: We have sure proof of his innocence.
3.
a. Bound to come about or happen; inevitable: a sure victory for the team.
b. Having one's course directed; destined or bound: She is sure to succeed.
4.
a. Certain not to miss, slip, or err; steady: a sure grip on the suitcase.
b. Not hesitating or wavering; firm: sure convictions.
5.
a. Worthy of being trusted or depended on; reliable: a sure friend.
b. Free from or marked by freedom from doubt: She is sure of her friends.
6. Careful to do something: Be sure to turn off the stove.
7. Obsolete Free from harm or danger; safe.
adv. Informal
Surely; certainly.
Idioms:
for sure Informal
Certainly; unquestionably: We'll win for sure.
make sure
To establish something without doubt; make certain: Make sure he writes it down.
sure enough
As one might have expected; certainly.
to be sure
Indeed; certainly.

[Middle English, from Old French, safe, from Latin sēcūrus; see secure.]

sure′ness n.
Synonyms: sure, certain, confident, positive
These adjectives mean feeling or showing no doubt. Sure and certain are frequently used interchangeably; sure, however, is the more subjective term, whereas certain may imply belief based on experience or evidence: "Never teach a child anything of which you are not yourself sure" (John Ruskin)."We went that early because we were certain it was the only way we would ever get a seat" (Ann Patchett).
Confident suggests assurance founded on faith or reliance in oneself or in others: "It goes without saying that a smiling, confident person will do better in an interview than a surly one" (Barbara Ehrenreich).
Positive suggests full, emphatic certainty: "We were young, and I was positive nothing really terrible could happen to us" (Nora Roberts). See Also Synonyms at certain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.make sure - make a point of doing somethingmake sure - make a point of doing something; act purposefully and intentionally
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
Translations
يتأكَّد من، يَتَحَقَّق مِن
ujistit sezajistit si
ganga úr skugga um
-den emin olmak

sure

(ʃuə) adjective
1. (negative unsure) having no doubt; certain. I'm sure that I gave him the book; I'm not sure where she lives / what her address is; `There's a bus at two o'clock.' `Are you quite sure?'; I thought the idea was good, but now I'm not so sure; I'll help you – you can be sure of that!
2. unlikely to fail (to do or get something). He's sure to win; You're sure of a good dinner if you stay at that hotel.
3. reliable or trustworthy. a sure way to cure hiccups; a safe, sure method; a sure aim with a rifle.
adverb
(especially American) certainly; of course. Sure I'll help you!; `Would you like to come?' `Sure!'
ˈsurely adverb
1. used in questions, exclamations etc to indicate what the speaker considers probable. Surely she's finished her work by now!; You don't believe what she said, surely?
2. without doubt, hesitation, mistake or failure. Slowly but surely we're achieving our aim.
3. (in answers) certainly; of course. `May I come with you?' `Surely!'
ˈsureness noun
ˌsure-ˈfooted adjective
not likely to slip or stumble. Goats are sure-footed animals.
as sure as
used in various phrases that mean `without fail' or `without doubt'. As sure as fate / anything / eggs are eggs, he'll be late again.
be sure to
don't fail to. Be sure to switch off the television.
be/feel sure of oneself
to be confident.
for sure
definitely or certainly. We don't know for sure that he's dead.
make sure
to act so that, or check that, something is certain or sure. Arrive early at the cinema to make sure of (getting) a seat!; I think he's coming today but I'll telephone to make sure (of that / that he is).
sure enough
in fact, as was expected. I thought she'd be angry, and sure enough she was.
References in classic literature ?
Don't be foolish, Elizabeth," murmured my soul in rather a faint voice, "go in, and make sure.
This man had been looking out for a whole year to make sure that Agamemnon did not give him the slip and prepare war; when, therefore, this man saw Agamemnon go by, he went and told Aegisthus, who at once began to lay a plot for him.
Dealing with anti-social behaviour is one of my top priorities and I'm determined to make sure it is tackled.
I want to make sure not a single one of you is being put off a degree because you think it s something you can t afford.
PEOPLE in Huddersfield are being urged to make sure their medicine cabinets are topped up in time for Christmas and New Year.
The new laws will force landlords to get repairs right first time, stop antisocial behaviour and make sure tenants have a say in the running of estates.
COUNCIL officials in Liverpool are already making preparations to make sure all eligible residents can vote in the next General Election.
But on the pro level, they know what the requirements are and try to make sure they do it right.
To make sure he doesn't have any more academic lapses, Holland plans on limiting his training time in track.
I signed releases so that I could read the investigative reports that had been done, because I wanted to come in with my eyes wide open, and also to make sure that I brought to the party what they needed.
We tested the vehicle extensively on gravel roads and parked it with one wheel on a curb, to make sure the roof locked secure in the trunk and didn't create any noise issues.
In the past, everyone pointed to the [information technology department] and said it's their responsibility to make sure it's done right.