Ascertain vs Assurance - What's the difference?

ascertain | assurance |


As a verb ascertain

is to find out definitely; to discover or establish.

As a noun assurance is

the act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence.

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ascertain

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Verb

(en verb)
  • To find out definitely; to discover or establish.
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    As soon as we ascertain what the situation is, we can plan how to proceed.

    Synonyms

    * determine * discover * establish * find out * learn * work out

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    assurance

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    Alternative forms

    * assuraunce

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence.
  • *(w) xvii. 31.
  • *:Whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:Assurances of support came pouring in daily.
  • The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty.
  • *(w) x. 22.
  • *:Let us draw with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience.
  • Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance.
  • *(Richard Knolles) (1545-1610)
  • *:Brave men meet danger with assurance .
  • *(John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • *:Conversation with the world will give them knowledge and assurance .
  • *
  • *:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking.His air, of self-confident assurance , seemed that of a man well used to having his own way.
  • Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable.
  • (lb) Betrothal; affiance.
  • Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death. &hand; Recently, assurance has been used, in England, in relation to life contingencies, and insurance in relation to other contingencies. It is called temporary assurance, in the time within which the contingent event must happen is limited.
  • (lb) Any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed. &hand; In England, the legal evidences of the conveyance of property are called the common assurances of the kingdom. ((William Blackstone) (1723-1780))
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