/ə'ʃɔ:rəns; [US] ə'ʃʊərəns; ə`ʃurəns/
1 (also self-assurance) [U] confident belief in one's own abilities and powers 自信; 把握
*act with, display, possess assurance 有把握, 有信心, 胸有成竹
* She shows remarkable assurance on stage for one so young. 她小小年纪, 在台上却泰然自若.
2 [C] statement expressing certainty about sth; promise 保证; 担保
*He gave me an assurance that it would be ready by Friday. 他向我保证星期五一定准备好.
* Despite repeated assurances he failed to repay the money he had borrowed. 他尽管再三保证, 但是借去的钱却始终没还.
3 [U] (esp Brit) insurance, esp on sb's life 保险（尤指人寿）
*a life assurance policy 人寿保险单.
a promise that something will definitely happen or is definitely true, made especially to make someone less worried Despite my repeated assurances, Rob still looked very nervous.give/seek/receive an assurance (that) He gave an assurance that the work would be completed by Wednesday.[U]
a feeling of calm confidence about your own abilities, or that you are right about something the calm assurance with which she handled the horse 'Jack will never agree to that,' he said with assurance.[U]BrE technical
insurance, especially to provide money when someone dies
American Equivalent: insurance
1. He gave me an assurance that it would be ready by Friday. 他向我保证星期五一定准备好.