assurer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From assure +‎ -er

NounEdit

assurer (plural assurers)

  1. An insurer; an underwriter.
  2. One who takes out insurance.
  3. A person who or thing which assures.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French asseurer, asseürer, a (semi-learned) borrowing from Late Latin *assecūrāre (according to the TLFi), from Latin sēcūrus. Synchronically analysable as a- +‎ sûr +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.sy.ʁe/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

assurer

  1. to assure, to ensure, to make sure
  2. to insure, to give insurance to.
  3. (climbing) to belay

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

S'assurer que, in the sense of "make sure," takes the indicative mood: Assurez-vous que la porte est bien fermée. [1] The subjunctive is seen at times (Assurez-vous que la porte soit bien fermée), especially where the connotation is that the listener should check and then do the thing if it is not already done, but is generally proscribed.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: assurere

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