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"
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 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"
physically secure or dependable
"a sure footing"; "was on sure ground"
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"
(of persons) worthy of trust or confidence
"a sure (or trusted) friend"
infallible or unfailing
"a sure (or true) sign of one's commitment"
certain not to fail
"a sure hand on the throttle"
impossible to doubt or dispute
"indisputable (or sure) proof"
surely, certainly, sure, for sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as shooting(adverb)
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That is authentic which is true to the facts; that is genuine which is true to its own claims; as, authentic history; genuine money.
A 'genuine' work is one written by the author whose name it bears; an 'authentic' work is one which relates truthfully the matters of which it treats. For example, the apocryphal Gospel of St. Thomas is neither 'genuine' nor 'authentic.' It is not 'genuine,' for St. Thomas did not write it; it is not 'authentic,' for its contents are mainly fables and lies.
TrenchOn the Study of Words lect. vi, p. 189. [ W. J. Widdleton]
Authentic is, however, used by reputable writers as synonymous with genuine, tho usually where genuineness carries a certain authority. We speak of accepted conclusions, certain evidence, current money, genuine letters, a legitimate conclusion or legitimate authority, original manuscripts, real value, received interpretation, sure proof, a true statement, a trustworthy witness, a veritable discovery.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
certain, secure, safe, assured, unmistakable, stable, firm, knowing, believing, confident, trusting, unquestioning, positive, unfailing, strong, permanent, abiding, enduring, infallible, indisputable, fast
uncertain, ignorant, dubious, doubtful, hesitating, distrustful, questioning, vacillating, weak, untrustworthy, precarious, insecure, impermanent, transient, evanescent, fallible, disputable, loose
he was certain that he had got the question correct.
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How to use sure in a sentence?
I’m sure you don’t want to do that.
It very well could have started in a good place -- making sure that voters have confidence in using the mail for voting -- but I do think when we see the pattern of voter suppression coming out of the President in his use of the Post Office to try to suppress voters, I do think it's suspect.
You have to make sure that the price is right to justify what the geopolitical risk is.
Each bounce house is a little different but there is printed rules on each one for you to look at, there's different things you want to do, make sure you're using stakes or weights to weigh it down and straps to tie it down.
And their provider may want to make sure their blood pressure is appropriately treated along with any other risk factors that may put them at future risk of stroke.
Translations for sure
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- أكيد, طبعًاArabic
- segurCatalan, Valencian
- siwr, sicrWelsh
- ασφαλής, βέβαιοςGreek
- claro, por supuesto, seguroSpanish
- varma, tokiFinnish
- certain, sûr, sûre, bien sûrFrench
- dearfa, deimhinIrish
- deimhinn, cinnteachScottish Gaelic
- בטח, בטוחHebrew
- վստահ, անշուշտ, իհարկեArmenian
- certo, certa, sicuro, sicuraItalian
- 確か, もちろん, 承知しましたJapanese
- დარწმუნებული, უთუოდ, სანდოGeorgian
- 확실, 물론Korean
- oczywiście, pewien, pewnie!, pewnyPolish
- tudo bem, certo, claro, tá, seguroPortuguese
- segir, sgür, sieir, siirRomansh
- cert, sigurRomanian
- конечно, уверенныйRussian
- sicuru, seguru, securu, siguruSardinian
- säker, jodå, självklartSwedish
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