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
ofsth garantizarle* algo a algn they have assured us of their support nos han garantizado su apoyoMore example sentences1.2 (convince) convencer* he tried to assure them that the rumor was false trató de convencerlos de que el rumor era falso
- 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.
- 2 (make certain)to assure sb (
of) sth this work will assure me (of) a regular income este trabajo me asegurará una entrada fijaMore 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] asegurarMore 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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