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assure

Pronunciation: /əˈʃʊr; əˈʃʊə(r); əˈʃɔː(r)/

Translation of assure in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (guarantee) asegurar, garantizar* I assure you se lo aseguro, se lo garantizo they assured us that they would be there nos aseguraron or garantizaron que estarían allí to assure sb of sth garantizarle* algo a algn they have assured us of their support nos han garantizado su apoyo
    Example sentences
    • I assure her one more time that I do not mean to hurt her in any way.
    • I assure you this will take a lot of practice and as you all know, practice makes perfect.
    • However, I assure you that the Hogbetsotso festival is a genuine Ghanaian event.
    1.2 (convince) convencer* he tried to assure them that the rumor was false trató de convencerlos de que el rumor era falso
  • 2 (make certain)to assure sb (of) sth this work will assure me (of) a regular income este trabajo me asegurará una entrada fija
    Example sentences
    • This wonderfully funny book would go in and out of print throughout my life, proving that the fortunes of a book are not assured simply because it influences every writer who reads it.
    • The corollary is that it is not moderation, but total victory, that assures survival.
    • The footballers managed this feat with two rounds remaining before the end of the championships, as their eight-point advantage assured them of victory.
  • 3 (insure) (British English/inglés británico) [life] asegurar
    Example sentences
    • At maturity, or on the death of the original life assured, all the benefits of the policy are paid to the new owner.
    • Thirdly, if a bank is asked to take a security over a policy taken out by its holder on the life of another person, the bank has to satisfy itself that the holder has an insurable interest in the life assured.
    • The proceeds from such a policy will therefore not form part of the life assured.

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