In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(guarantee)asegurargarantizarI assure you — se lo garantizo
- they assured us that they would be there — nos aseguraron / garantizaron que estarían allí
- to assure sb of sth — garantizarle algo a algn
- they have assured us of their support — nos han garantizado su apoyo
- If this were not true, we would still be assuring ourselves that the sun revolves around the earth, and the church, centuries later, would never have apologized to Galileo, who declared the opposite.
- I wasn't sure how, but I assured myself that I would find a way.
- I'm not promising we'll win it, but I can assure all the supporters that we're determined to give it our best shot.
- That sort of thing was an inner-city disease, people assured themselves, not something that happened here.
- Without making promises, he assured Kim the team would consider that possibility over the winter.
- Admitting that he was not satisfied with the water supply in the capital, he assured us that his corporation was willing to do what was needed to correct the problems.
- He said that he would not lead them in prayer until they had assured him of their loyalty.
- ‘I am not defined by my possessions,’ he assures himself.
- He promised and assured all that this was but a preliminary visit and that he would be back on Christmas Eve with the toys they had written for.
- Mr McInnes, who has told a journalist on the phone they're planning to win in Edinburgh Pentlands, constantly assures himself and those around that they are organised, but it doesn't ring true.
- She assured and reassured us they didn't have peanuts in them but I stayed away from them just in case.
- However, I assure you that the Hogbetsotso festival is a genuine Ghanaian event.
- He assured her that Pakistan had a positive and constructive attitude towards the ongoing bilateral talks.
- I want to be convinced the council acted prudently and want to be assured members' wishes were implemented by officers.
- However, the 55 staff at the call centre have been assured by the company they will be redeployed in other positions.
- I'm trying hard not to take this as an indictment of my efforts, assuring myself it's symptomatic of our age, an aimless seeking without focus.
- I assure her one more time that I do not mean to hurt her in any way.
- The chairman confirmed the company was seeking two new directors and assured everyone that they would be extremely independent.
- I assure you this will take a lot of practice and as you all know, practice makes perfect.
- While I did like Brent and his company, I did not like his constant need to assure and reassure me that Markus was a swell guy.
- I've assured and reassured him a hundred times that this isn't true, but then, there's only so much you can say to salvage a hurt ego.
1.2(convince)convencerhe tried to assure them that the rumor was false — trató de convencerlos de que el rumor era falso
2(make certain)to assure sb (of) sth
- this work will assure me (of) a regular income — este trabajo me asegurará una entrada fija
- In doing so she has assured herself pole position.
- It is through small bribes of chocolate, coffee, cognac and the like that patients are able to assure themselves of quality care.
- Its integrity as a distinct species is assured.
- With the coalition holding 448 seats, her victory is practically assured.
- But at the same time, he chose a method of expression that assured secrecy and anonymity.
- The international use of English seems assured for the foreseeable future.
- The corollary is that it is not moderation, but total victory, that assures survival.
- This wonderfully funny book would go in and out of print throughout my life, proving that the fortunes of a book are not assured simply because it influences every writer who reads it.
- Good marketing rather than inherent distinction assured the fame of the Victoria plum when it was first sold in 1844.
- The footballers managed this feat with two rounds remaining before the end of the championships, as their eight-point advantage assured them of victory.
- The armour you created offers very good protection and it seems you've definitely managed to assure perfect mobility - this has been our main problem so far.
- There was more entertainment to follow as the Scotland side stoically withstood some brutal tackling to more or less assure themselves of winning their European pool.
- This victory assured them of retaining their division one status for another year.
- By opposing the war, the Liberal Party has virtually assured itself of a majority come the next election.
- This should also be an extremely tight game, as, realistically, both teams need the win to assure themselves of going into the semifinals in the top position.
- Though he remains an acquired taste in Britain, Williams's position in American poetry, at least, seems assured.
- With another physical encounter assured against Argentina next Saturday, that could prove significant.
- Victory was assured long before the final results came in as poll after poll showed him leading with a substantial margin.
- York needed to get six points out of the 14 at stake to assure themselves of a place in the final next month.
- Many resorts also offer lessons to beginners, assuring that visitors do not have to be great skiers to have a good time. The slopes range in difficulty from beginner's level to extremely difficult.
- With the top three places resulting in automatic GB selection, John assured himself of a place in the team.
- At maturity, or on the death of the original life assured, all the benefits of the policy are paid to the new owner.
- The proceeds from such a policy will therefore not form part of the life assured.
- The life assured is the bankrupt.
- Thirdly, if a bank is asked to take a security over a policy taken out by its holder on the life of another person, the bank has to satisfy itself that the holder has an insurable interest in the life assured.
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