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 aseguro
- 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
- I assure you this will take a lot of practice and as you all know, practice makes perfect.
- Without making promises, he assured Kim the team would consider that possibility over the winter.
- However, the 55 staff at the call centre have been assured by the company they will be redeployed in other positions.
- The chairman confirmed the company was seeking two new directors and assured everyone that they would be extremely independent.
- 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.
- ‘I am not defined by my possessions,’ he assures himself.
- 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.
- I wasn't sure how, but I assured myself that I would find a way.
- I want to be convinced the council acted prudently and want to be assured members' wishes were implemented by officers.
- I assure her one more time that I do not mean to hurt her in any way.
- 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.
- That sort of thing was an inner-city disease, people assured themselves, not something that happened here.
- He assured her that Pakistan had a positive and constructive attitude towards the ongoing bilateral talks.
- 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.
- 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.
- He said that he would not lead them in prayer until they had assured him of their loyalty.
- 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.
- However, I assure you that the Hogbetsotso festival is a genuine Ghanaian event.
- 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.
- 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.
- She assured and reassured us they didn't have peanuts in them but I stayed away from them just in case.
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
- With the top three places resulting in automatic GB selection, John assured himself of a place in the team.
- 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.
- 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.
- The international use of English seems assured for the foreseeable future.
- In doing so she has assured herself pole position.
- This victory assured them of retaining their division one status for another year.
- With another physical encounter assured against Argentina next Saturday, that could prove significant.
- By opposing the war, the Liberal Party has virtually assured itself of a majority come the next election.
- 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.
- Good marketing rather than inherent distinction assured the fame of the Victoria plum when it was first sold in 1844.
- York needed to get six points out of the 14 at stake to assure themselves of a place in the final next month.
- The footballers managed this feat with two rounds remaining before the end of the championships, as their eight-point advantage assured them of victory.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 coalition holding 448 seats, her victory is practically assured.
- Though he remains an acquired taste in Britain, Williams's position in American poetry, at least, seems assured.
- The corollary is that it is not moderation, but total victory, that assures survival.
- But at the same time, he chose a method of expression that assured secrecy and anonymity.
- Victory was assured long before the final results came in as poll after poll showed him leading with a substantial margin.
- 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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