Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] ASSURE NP2[human]
NOTE: NP2 IS human
I assure you. The train will arrive on time.
I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe.
He assured her of his devotion.
I can assure you that every word is true.
The unions assured the new owners of the workers' loyalty to the company.
"Don't worry, your car will be ready tomorrow," the mechanic assured him.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 5, 6
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 ASSURE NP2[-human]
NOTE: NP2 is NOT human
Nothing in history assures the success of our civilization. (Herbert J. Miller)
The play's popularity has been assured by the critics' rave reviews.
Proper planning assures that the job will be done right.
Socrates assured his death sentence by proposing a penalty much too light for the court.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: Use: Primarily UK usage.
They assured the property for $230,000.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4