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Spanish translation of “sure”

sure

adjective /ʃuə/
(opposite unsure) having no doubt; certain
seguro; convencido
I’m sure that I gave him the book I’m not sure where she lives / what her address is ’There’s a bus at two o’clock.’ ’Are you quite sure?’ I thought the idea was good, but now I’m not so sure I’ll help you – you can be sure of that!
unlikely to fail (to do or get something)
seguro; convencido
He’s sure to win You’re sure of a good dinner if you stay at that hotel.
reliable or trustworthy
seguro; fiable
a sure way to cure hiccups a safe, sure method a sure aim with a rifle.
surely adverb used in questions, exclamations etc to indicate what the speaker considers probable
seguramente, sin duda; ¿verdad?
Surely she’s finished her work by now! You don’t believe what she said, surely?
without doubt, hesitation, mistake or failure
con seguridad
Slowly but surely we’re achieving our aim.
(in answers) certainly; of course
claro, por supuesto
’May I come with you?’ ’Surely!’
sureness noun
certeza
sure-footed adjective not likely to slip or stumble
de pie firme
Goats are sure-footed animals.
as sure as used in various phrases that mean ’without fail’ or ’without doubt
seguro como que me llamo…., me apuesto lo que sea a que…
As sure as fate / anything / eggs are eggs, he’ll be late again.
be sure to don’t fail to
asegurarse de; no olvidarse de
Be sure to switch off the television.
be/feel sure of oneself to be confident
estar/sentirse seguro de uno mismo
She didn’t feel very sure of herself in the company of strangers.
for sure definitely or certainly
seguro, con certeza
We don’t know for sure that he’s dead.
make sure to act so that, or check that, something is certain or sure
asegurar(se) (de)
Arrive early at the cinema to make sure of (getting) a seat! I think he’s coming today but I’ll telephone to make sure (of that / that he is).
sure enough in fact, as was expected
efectivamente; de hecho
I thought she’d be angry, and sure enough she was.
(Definition of sure from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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