Definition of 'sure'
Example sentences containing 'sure'
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We have just made sure we have done things consistently. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Make sure you are certain who you are dealing with. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The blue smoke is a sure sign the engine is burning some oil with the petrol. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Can we be sure that something of the sort will not happen again? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The stock price is sure to go up. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)We are sure you will find all of these a real treat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We are not really sure if it is one step back at the moment. The Sun (2006)You have it all today so be sure to use it. The Sun (2013)Victory would be one sure way of racing appearing on front pages for the right reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Or we are pretty sure we do. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When he comes here he is going to get abuse for sure. The Sun (2014)Are you quite sure of your own discretion? Daniel Deronda (1876)One prediction is sure to come true. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And he will make sure it delivers by overseeing it himself. The Sun (2011)This time she was sure it was the pills but she could not convince anyone else. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991) Just make sure you have a quiet room to retire to afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Be sure to sign up now and enter for a chance to win this great prize. The Sun (2014)The key to making it a success is making sure your house works as an office as well as a home. The Sun (2014)As sure as night follows day. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Despite all the ink spilled on the subject, it is still impossible to say for sure. DOT.CON (2001)Sure enough, my son and the book disappeared upstairs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To be sure, certain dark dreams resemble scenes from his works. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The judge added: 'I am sure you were doing good things with your drugs money. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'sure'
British English: sure /ʃʊə; ʃɔː/ ADJECTIVE
If you are sure that something is true, you are certain that it is true. If you are not sure about something, you do not know for certain what the true situation is.
He was not sure that he was in the right job.
- American English: sure
- Arabic: مُتَأَكِد
- Brazilian Portuguese: certo
- Chinese: 确定的
- Croatian: siguran
- Czech: jistý
- Danish: sikker
- Dutch: zeker
- European Spanish: seguro convencido
- Finnish: varma
- French: sûr
- German: sicher
- Greek: βέβαιος
- Italian: sicuro
- Japanese: 確信して
- Korean: 확실한
- Norwegian: sikker
- Polish: pewny ufny
- European Portuguese: certo
- Romanian: sigur
- Russian: уверенный
- Spanish: seguro cierto, indubitable
- Swedish: säker bestämd
- Thai: แน่ใจ
- Turkish: emin
- Ukrainian: впевнений
- Vietnamese: chắc chắn
Definition of sure from the Collins English Dictionary
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