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1    sometimes foll by: of   free from hesitancy or uncertainty (with regard to a belief, conviction, etc.)  
we are sure of the accuracy of the data, I am sure that he is lying     
2    foll by: of   having no doubt, as of the occurrence of a future state or event  
sure of success     
3    always effective; unfailing  
a sure remedy     
4    reliable in indication or accuracy  
a sure criterion     
5    (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence  
a sure friend     
6    not open to doubt  
sure proof     
7    admitting of no vacillation or doubt  
he is very sure in his beliefs     
8    bound to be or occur; inevitable  
victory is sure     
9    postpositive   bound inevitably (to be or do something); certain  
she is sure to be there tonight     
10    physically secure or dependable  
a sure footing     
11    Obsolete   free from exposure to harm or danger  
12    be sure   usually imperative or dependent imperative; takes a clause as object or an infinitive, sometimes with: to replaced by and   to be careful or certain  
be sure and shut the door, I told him to be sure to shut the door     
13    for sure   without a doubt; surely  
14    make sure  
a    takes a clause as object   to make certain; ensure  
b    foll by: of   to establish or confirm power or possession (over)  
15    sure enough  
Informal   as might have been confidently expected; definitely: often used as a sentence substitute  
16    to be sure  
a    without doubt; certainly  
b    it has to be acknowledged; admittedly  
17    sentence substitute  
Informal   willingly; yes  
18    sentence modifier  
Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   without question; certainly  
     (C14: from Old French seur, from Latin securus secure)  
  sureness      n  

      adj   usually prenominal  
Informal   certain to succeed or meet expectations; assured  
1    unlikely to fall, slip, or stumble  
2    not likely to err or fail, as in judgment  
  sure-footedly      adv  
  sure-footedness      n  
sure thing   Informal  
1    sentence substitute     (Chiefly U.S.)   all right! yes indeed! used to express enthusiastic assent  
2    something guaranteed to be successful  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    assured, certain, clear, confident, convinced, decided, definite, free from doubt, persuaded, positive, satisfied  
2    accurate, dependable, effective, foolproof, honest, indisputable, infallible, never-failing, precise, reliable, sure-fire     (informal)   tried and true, trustworthy, trusty, undeniable, undoubted, unerring, unfailing, unmistakable, well-proven  
3    assured, bound, guaranteed, ineluctable, inescapable, inevitable, in the bag     (slang)   irrevocable  
4    fast, firm, fixed, safe, secure, solid, stable, staunch, steady  
   distrustful, dodgy     (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal)   doubtful, dubious, fallible, iffy     (informal)   insecure, sceptical, touch-and-go, unassured, uncertain, unconvinced, undependable, uneasy, unreliable, unsure, untrustworthy, vague  

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a cool way of saying 'for sure', 'definitely'
[US];[informal] popularized among others by the rapper Snoop Dogg. Ex: Hey dude, this party is going to be off the hook, fo’ shizzle!
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
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