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sure

adjective
adverb
phrases
adjective
1 adjective certain about truth, correctness of sth cinnte adj3  c m usiúráilte adj3  c m udeimhin de  c m uare you sure? an bhfuil tú cinnte?, an bhfuil tú siúráilte?she knows, I'm sure tá a fhios aici, tá mé cinnte de; tá a fhios aici, táim deimhin deI was sure that I'd find the answers bhí mé cinnte go bhfaighinn na freagraíhe's sure it'll be there tá sé cinnte go mbeidh sé ann, tá sé deimhin de go mbeidh sé annwe weren't sure if the boat would sail ní rabhamar cinnte an seolfadh an bádis he sure about that? an bhfuil sé cinnte faoi sin?, an bhfuil sé siúráilte faoi sin?I'm absolutely sure it's mine táim lánchinnte gur liomsa é, tá mé dearfa gur liomsa é, níl aon amhras orm ach gur liomsa éshe's fairly sure it was him tá sí measartha cinnte gurbh é a bhí ann, tá sí sách cinnte gurbh é a bhí ann, tá sí siúráilte go maith gurbh é a bhí annI'm not too sure what it is níl mé róchinnte cad é atá annhe wasn't sure if it was cooked ní raibh sé cinnte an raibh sé bruite i gceart 2 adjective certain about what you know, believe etc cinnte adj3  c m usiúráilte adj3  c m ushe was sure where he lived bhí sí cinnte cá raibh sé ina chónaí, bhí a fhios aici cá raibh sé ina chónaíI'm not sure what's going on nílim cinnte cad atá ag tarlúhe's not sure whether he'll play or not níl sé cinnte cé acu an imreoidh sé nó nach n-imreoidhI can't be sure about her ní féidir liom bheith cinnte fúithiI'm sure of it táim cinnte de, táim deimhin deI'm not exactly sure where to begin níl mé róchinnte cá dtosóidh mé, níl mé cinnte go baileach cá dtosóidh méif you aren't sure, don't buy it mura bhfuil tú cinnte, ná ceannaigh é
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 adjective certain about your feelings, reaction cinnte adj3  c m usiúráilte adj3  c m uare you sure you're alright? an bhfuil tú cinnte go bhfuil tú ceart go leor?I wasn't sure I believed it ní raibh mé cinnte ar chreid mé éwe're less sure about the others nílimid chomh cinnte sin faoin gcuid eile 4 adjective entirely confident, free from doubt that's one thing you can be sure of féadfaidh tú bheith cinnte faoi sinwe can't be sure of the figures ní féidir linn bheith cinnte de na figiúirí he's very sure of himself tá sé an-chinnte de féin, tá an-mhuinín aige as féinshe did it sure in the knowledge that she'd be supported rinne sí é agus fios maith aici go mbeadh tacaíocht aici 5 adjective certain to take place something is sure to happen soon is cinnte go dtarlóidh rud éigin gan mhoillhe's sure to want a drink is cinnte go dteastóidh deoch uaidh, bí cinnte go mbeidh deoch uaidhshe's sure of success is cinnte go n-éireoidh léi; éireoidh léi, gan aon amhrashe was always sure of getting a warm welcome bhí sé cinnte go gcuirfí fáilte chroíúil roimhe i gcónaí, bhí a fhios aige go mbeadh fáilte chroíúil roimhe i gcónaíthey're sure of having a lovely day is cinnte go mbeidh lá álainn acu 6 adjective (of sign, way etc) definite cinnte adj3  c m uhe wouldn't look at me, a sure sign of guilt ní bhreathnódh sé orm, comhartha cinnte go raibh sé ciontach; ní fhéachfadh sé orm, comhartha cinnte ciontachtathere's no sure way of identifying it níl aon slí chinnte ann le hé a aithintit's a surer way of getting across is bealach níos sábháilte é le dul trasna we did it in the sure and certain knowledge that no one was there rinneamar é agus sinn cinnte dearfa nach raibh aon duine ann, rinneamar é agus fios maith againn nach raibh aon duine ann 7 adjective (of grip, aim etc) strong, unfailingshe caught me in a sure grip rug sí greim daingean ormhe ran the company with a sure and steady hand bhí stiúir dhaingean aige ar an gcomhlachthe fired with a sure aim bhí urchar cruinn aige
adverb
8 adverb, interjection yes cinnte  c m usiúráilte  c m u'Can I open it?' 'Sure, go ahead.' 'An féidir liom é a oscailt?' 'Cinnte, ar aghaidh leat.' 9 adverb informal (especially US) without doubt muise  c m um'anam  c m uar ndóigh  c m usure, it's nice to be home muise, tá sé go deas bheith sa bhaile; is deas bheith sa bhaile, m'anamit sure looked like you hit him m'anam go raibh an chuma air gur bhuail tú é; bhí an chuma air gur bhuail tú é, muise 10 adverb, interjection (especially US) okay, fine cinnte  c m usiúráilte  c m u'Will we go now?' 'Sure, we might as well.' 'An imeoimid anois?' 'Cinnte, tá sé chomh maith againn.'; 'An imeoimid anois?' 'Siúráilte, nach bhfuil sé chomh maith dúinn?'I asked if I could come back and they said sure, anytime chuir mé ceist an bhféadfainn teacht ar ais agus dúirt siad go bhféadfainn, siúráilte, am ar bith 11 adverb (especially US) admittedly ar ndóigh  c m usure, some of the musicians are young but they're good ar ndóigh, tá cuid de na ceoltóirí óg ach tá siad go maith; nach cinnte go bhfuil cuid de na ceoltóirí óg ach tá siad go maithsure, it's illegal but who cares? ar ndóigh, tá sé in éadan an dlí ach nach cuma?
phrases

as sure as

(also

sure as

informal) 1 adverb as inevitable as cinnte dearfasiúráilte glanas sure as taxes, she'll be here siúráilte glan, beidh sí anseo; is féidir leat a bheith cinnte de go mbeidh sí anseo; chomh cinnte is atá an Cháisc ar an Domhnach, beidh sí anseo 2 as certain as cinnte dearfasiúráilte glanshe's a Guard, as sure as I'm standing here is Garda í, cinnte dearfa; Garda atá inti, gan aon agó; níl aon amhras ach gur Garda í

as sure as shooting

(US), informal cinnte dearfasiúráilte glan

to be sure to

bheith cinnte de gocinnte a dhéanamh de godeimhin a dhéanamh de gobe sure to bring warm clothes bí cinnte de go dtugann tú éadaí teo leat, déan cinnte de go dtugann tú éadaí teolaí leat

for sure

informal 1 for definite go cinntenobody knows for sure what happened níl a fhios ag aon duine go cinnte cad a tharlait's too early to say for sure tá sé róluath lena rá go cinnte 2 beyond dispute one thing's for sure tá rud amháin cinnteI'm not going, it's for sure nílimse ag dul, sin cinntethere's nobody living here, that's for sure níl aon duine ina chónaí anseo, níl amhras ar bith faoi sin 3 (US) doubtless cinntegan amhras'Will it be ready soon?' 'Yes, for sure.' 'An mbeidh sé réidh go luath?' 'Beidh, cinnte.'

to make sure

1 ensure sth happens bheith cinntecinnte a dhéanamh decinntiúdeimhin a dhéanamh demake sure that you take it all bí cinnte go dtógann tú an t-iomlán, déan cinnte de go dtógann tú é ar fad, déan deimhin de go dtógann tú an t-iomlánmake sure it's kept clean bí cinnte go gcoimeádtar glan é, cinntigh go gcoinnítear glan éshe made sure to avoid the puddles rinne sí cinnte de gur sheachain sí na locháinhe made sure of the win with a goal in the last minute chinntigh sé an bua le cúl sa nóiméad deireanach 2 ensure sth has happened, is the case bheith cinnte decinnte a dhéanamh decinntiúdeimhnighyou better check it to make sure b'fhearr duit é a sheiceáil le bheith cinntemake sure that the pump is working cinntigh go bhfuil an caidéal ag obair, déan cinnte de go bhfuil an caidéal ag obairshe should make sure of her facts ba chóir di a cuid fíricí a dheimhniúthey wanted to make sure of a table theastaigh uathu a chinntiú go mbeadh bord acu

sure enough

1 informal as expected, predicted ceart go leorgo deimhin féinwhen he looked for it, sure enough, it was gone nuair a chuardaigh sé é, go deimhin féin, bhí sé imitheI looked back and, sure enough, there he was d'fhéach mé siar agus, go deimhin féin, bhí sé ansin 2 undeniably gan amhrasgan aon agógan aon amhrasceart go leorhe's a good boatman, sure enough is bádóir maith é, gan aon agó; is bádóir maith é, ceart go leor; is cinnte gur bádóir maith éthat's the truth, sure enough sin í an fhírinne, gan amhras

sure thing

1 (also

sure bet

) certainty this horse is a sure thing is cinnte go mbuafaidh an capall seo, beidh an bua ag an gcapall seo go cinntethe only sure thing is that somebody is always complaining tá rud amháin cinnte, bíonn duine éigin i gcónaí ag gearán; an t-aon rud atá cinnte ná go mbíonn duine éigin ag gearán i gcónaí
2 (especially US) of course, certainly cinntear ndóigh'Would you keep an eye on her?' 'Sure thing!' 'An gcoimeádfá súil uirthi?' 'Cinnte!', 'An gcoinneofá súil uirthi?' 'Ar ndóigh!' 3 (US) don't mention it ná habair étá fáilte romhat'Thanks for letting me know.' 'Sure thing.' 'Go raibh maith agat as é a rá liom.' 'Ná habair é.'

to be sure

1 admittedlycinntegan aon agóshe has flaws, to be sure, but she's okay tá a cuid lochtanna uirthi, cinnte, ach ní hí is measa; níl sí gan locht, ar ndóigh, ach tá sí ceart go leoryes, to be sure, that's a problem sea, cinnte, is fadhb é sin 2 without any doubt go cinntegan amhrasgan aon agógo deimhinhe's a bad man, to be sure is cinnte gur drochdhuine é; drochdhuine is ea é, gan amhras; is drochdhuine é, gan aon agó

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