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ASSURANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does assurance mean? 

ASSURANCE (noun)
  The noun ASSURANCE has 4 senses:

1. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
2. a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
3. a statement intended to inspire confidence
4. a British term for some kinds of insurance

  Familiarity information: ASSURANCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASSURANCE (noun)


Sense 1assurance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

assurance; sureness; self-confidence; self-assurance; confidence; authority

Context examples:

his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular / after that failure he lost his confidence / she spoke with authority

Hypernyms ("assurance" is a kind of...):

certainty (the state of being certain)

Attribute:

certain; sure (having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured)

incertain; uncertain; unsure (lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance)


Sense 2assurance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

assurance; pledge

Context examples:

an assurance of help when needed / signed a pledge never to reveal the secret

Hypernyms ("assurance" is a kind of...):

commitment; dedication (a message that makes a pledge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "assurance"):

guarantee; warrant; warrantee; warranty (a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications)

guarantee (a pledge that something will happen or that something is true)

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)


Sense 3assurance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A statement intended to inspire confidence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the President's assurances were not respected

Hypernyms ("assurance" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "assurance"):

clean bill of health (an assurance that someone is healthy or something is in good condition)


Sense 4assurance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A British term for some kinds of insurance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("assurance" is a kind of...):

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)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; 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)


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