assure (

     v 1: make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice
          retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee
          success!" [syn: guarantee, ensure, insure, secure]
     2: inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell
        you that man is a crook!" [syn: tell]
     3: assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention
        of giving the listener confidence; "I assured him that
        traveling to Cambodia was safe"
     4: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of
        something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See
        that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the
        product" [syn: see, check, insure, see to it, ensure,
         control, ascertain]
     5: cause to feel sure; give reassurance to [syn: reassure]
        [ant: worry]
     6: make a promise or commitment [syn: promise]