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  • 1 make certain — see under ↑make1 • • • Main Entry: ↑certain * * * make certain phrase to take action in order to be sure that something happens or to be sure that it is true make certain (that): You should call to make absolutely certain everything is in order …

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  • 2 make certain of something doing something — make certain of sth/of doing sth idiom to do sth in order to be sure that sth else will happen • You ll have to leave soon to make certain of getting there on time. Main entry: ↑certainidiom …

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  • 3 make certain of of doing something — make certain of sth/of doing sth idiom to do sth in order to be sure that sth else will happen • You ll have to leave soon to make certain of getting there on time. Main entry: ↑certainidiom …

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  • 4 make certain — to take action in order to be sure that something happens or to be sure that it is true make certain (that): You should call to make absolutely certain everything is in order …

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  • 5 make\ certain — v. phr. To see about something yourself; look at to be sure. Father makes sure that all the lights are off before he goes to bed. Mary thought she had time to get to school but she ran all the way just to make sure. Before you write your report… …

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  • 6 make certain (of) — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. make sure of, check into, find out, investigate; see examine 1 , guarantee 1 …

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  • 7 to make certain — • make sure • to make certain to ensure; to check or verify (also means to cause or make smth inevitable) …

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  • 8 Sure — Sure, a. [Compar. {Surer}; superl. {Surest}.] [OE. sur, OF. se[ u]r, F. s[^u]r, L. securus; se aside, without + cura care. See {Secure}, and cf. {Assure}, {Insure}, {Sicker} sure.] 1. Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt;… …

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  • 9 make sure — • make sure • to make certain to ensure; to check or verify (also means to cause or make smth inevitable) …

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  • 10 make sure — that all the doors are locked Syn: check, confirm, make certain, ensure, assure; verify, corroborate, substantiate …

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  • 11 make sure — make certain, verify …

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  • 12 sure — [[t]ʃʊ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦ surer, surest 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, ADJ that, ADJ wh, ADJ about/of n 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… …

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  • 13 certain — cer|tain1 W1S1 [ˈsə:tn US ˈsə:r ] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Vulgar Latin certanus, from Latin certus decided, certain , from cernere to sift, decide ] 1.) [not before noun] confident and sure, without any doubts = ↑sure certain… …

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  • 14 certain — I [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)t(ə)n[/t]] BEING SURE ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, oft ADJ that/wh, ADJ of/about n If you are certain about something, you firmly believe it is true and have no doubt about it. If you are not certain about something, you do not… …

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  • 15 sure — sureness, n. /shoor, sherr/, adj., surer, surest, adv. adj. 1. free from doubt as to the reliability, character, action, etc., of something: to be sure of one s data. 2. confident, as of something expected: sure of success. 3. convinced, fully… …

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  • 16 certain — cer|tain1 [ sɜrtn ] adjective *** 1. ) never before noun having no doubts that something is true: SURE: I m not absolutely certain, but I think I m right. certain (that): You can be pretty certain she s not going to like it. certain who: We still …

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  • 17 sure — adj. & adv. adj. 1 having or seeming to have adequate reason for a belief or assertion. 2 (often foll. by of, or that + clause) convinced. 3 (foll. by of) having a certain prospect or confident anticipation or satisfactory knowledge of. 4… …

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  • 18 sure — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. certain, positive; dependable, trustworthy; safe, secure; confident, convinced; unfailing, infallible, surefire (inf.). See certainty, safety. Ant., uncertain, unsure. II (Roget s IV) interj. Syn.… …

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  • 19 certain*/*/*/ — [ˈsɜːt(ə)n] adj I 1) having no doubts that something is true Syn: sure Ant: uncertain I m not absolutely certain, but I think I m right.[/ex] You can be pretty certain she s not going to like it.[/ex] We still can t be certain who is going to win …

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  • 20 certain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. some; specified. See quantity, speciality, certainty. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Confident] Syn. assured, sure, positive, questionless, satisfied, self confident, undoubting, unwavering, believing,… …

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