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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 ?
Winthrop, though possessed with a dim fear of dangers attendant on so long a journey, and requiring many assurances that it would not take them out of the region of carriers' carts and slow waggons, was nevertheless well pleased that Silas should revisit his own country, and find out if he had been cleared from that false accusation.
Wickham in and near Brighton, with assurances of speedy payment, for which I have pledged myself.
I wish it was more satisfactory; but it seems written with such a determination to think well of Lady Susan, that his assurances as to marriage, &c.
But your idea of assurances over there," said the great man, with a contemptuous wave of his hand towards a window giving on the broad thoroughfare, "seems to consist mainly in making the Secretary of State look a fool.
Jennings received the information with a great deal of joy, and many assurances of kindness and care; nor was it a matter of pleasure merely to her.
As to these points, Jenny satisfied him by the most solemn assurances, that the man was entirely out of his reach; and was neither subject to his power, nor in any probability of becoming an object of his goodness.
To her he looked for comfort; and her assurances of safety, her representation of the excellence of the horses, and of James, and of their having so many friends about them, revived him a little.
And as I observed that in the words I think, therefore I am, there is nothing at all which gives me assurance of their truth beyond this, that I see very clearly that in order to think it is necessary to exist, I concluded that I might take, as a general rule, the principle, that all the things which we very clearly and distinctly conceive are true, only observing, however, that there is some difficulty in rightly determining the objects which we distinctly conceive.
Upon this assurance the people came forward with subscriptions to build a second machine.
And what assurance have I that you will live up to your end of the agreement?
Shortly after, the company broke up, and, as the guests were retiring to their rooms, Arthur approached me, smiling with the utmost assurance.
Under these circumstances, I think it right to return you your letter, with the assurance that I will let you know, if I happen to be again placed in a position to forward it to its destination.