1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is assured is very confident and relaxed.

He was infinitely more assured than in his more recent parliamentary appearances.

Derived words:
assuredness N-UNCOUNT

This a lyrical work written with the authority and assuredness of an experienced writer.

2) ADJ: v-link ADJ If something is assured, it is certain to happen.

Our victory is assured; nothing can stop us...

Yesterday, her future seemed assured.

3) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ of n If you are assured of something, you are certain to get it or achieve it.

Laura Davies is assured of a place in Europe's team...

Bickerstaffe looks assured of being elected general secretary.

4) PHRASE: PHR that, PHR with cl (emphasis) If you say that someone can rest assured that something is the case, you mean that it is definitely the case, so they do not need to worry about it.

Their parents can rest assured that their children's safety will be of paramount importance...

Rest assured, he probably has rather more common sense than you realize.

5) PHRASE: PHR with cl (emphasis) You use rest assured when you want to emphasize your determination to do something.

I will be seeing Mr and Mrs. Johnson. And rest assured I will tell them of your rudeness...

Rest assured, if you owe taxes, we will collect them.

English dictionary. 2008.


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