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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 ?
As soon as I make a little further search, to make sure it could not have dropped in some out-of-the-way place, I shall go over to Professor Beecher's camp and demand that he give me back my property."
"Teresa says," replied Sancho, "that I should make sure with your worship, and 'let papers speak and beards be still,' for 'he who binds does not wrangle,' since one 'take' is better than two 'I'll give thee's;' and I say a woman's advice is no great thing, and he who won't take it is a fool."
It seems like North wanted her brother to shine in his very first performance and supported him to make sure he does well.
"They will be looking to start well and get the crowd behind them and make sure they put us under pressure," Davies said.
Pompeo said he wants to make sure the food, medicine, and hygiene kits "can actually get to the people who need them." "It's an important part of making sure that the Venezuelan people's voices are ultimately heard and that they can live in conditions that are not those that have been foisted upon them by (Venezuelan President Nicolas) Maduro," he added.
"We've got to play France on Friday night and make sure we go out there and get the result.
'Our emphasis on an NU student-athlete is the student part and we make sure to give them time off from training to ponder on things and of course we make sure that they have the resources,' said Gaw.
But he also urged people to make sure that they only access A&E in an emergency and, if possible, seek help elsewhere.
"The strikers press from the front and make sure we recover the ball fast so we don't concede that's what worked on; the team." can sides of the Vincent too many chances.
When asked how challenging was it to bowl, the debutant said: "It's a flat wicket, so it was all about being patient and trying to keep the energy up on the field to make sure we are ready when there is a small chance coming.
Councillor Nick Kemp, cabinet member for regulation, said: "Newcastle has a vibrant night-time economy which is something we are really proud of, but we want to make sure that the city is safe and ensure that people aren't put at risk by travelling in unsafe and potentially unlicensed vehicles.
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.