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Meaning & Definition of Sure in English





1. Having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty

  • Confident and assured
  • "Felt certain of success"
  • "Was sure (or certain) she had seen it"
  • "Was very sure in his beliefs"
  • "Sure of her friends"
  • certain(p),
  • sure

2. Exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance

  • "Be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through"
  • "Be sure to lock the doors"
  • certain,
  • sure

3. Certain to occur

  • Destined or inevitable
  • "He was certain to fail"
  • "His fate is certain"
  • "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- benjamin franklin
  • "He faced certain death"
  • "Sudden but sure regret"
  • "He is sure to win"
  • certain,
  • sure

4. Physically secure or dependable

  • "A sure footing"
  • "Was on sure ground"
  • sure

5. Reliable in operation or effect

  • "A quick and certain remedy"
  • "A sure way to distinguish the two"
  • "Wood dust is a sure sign of termites"
  • certain,
  • sure

6. (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence

  • "A sure (or trusted) friend"
  • sure,
  • trusted

7. Infallible or unfailing

  • "A sure (or true) sign of one's commitment"
  • sure

8. Certain not to fail

  • "A sure hand on the throttle"
  • sure

9. Impossible to doubt or dispute

  • "Indisputable (or sure) proof"
  • indisputable,
  • sure


1. Definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')

  • "The results are surely encouraging"
  • "She certainly is a hard worker"
  • "It's going to be a good day for sure"
  • "They are coming, for certain"
  • "They thought he had been killed sure enough"
  • "He'll win sure as shooting"
  • "They sure smell good"
  • "Sure he'll come"
  • surely,
  • certainly,
  • sure,
  • for sure,
  • for certain,
  • sure enough,
  • sure as shooting

Examples of using

I'm sure Tom would be very interested in what you have to say.
And then he quickly looked around to make sure that nobody saw it.
I'm sure the guy you saw wasn't Tom.