sure (adjective, adverb) LISTEN
If you are sure, it means that you believe something is true and you don’t have any doubts about it.
- I think it’s a type of tree, but I’m not sure.
- Are you sure (that) it’s a good idea?
If you make sure, it means that you do something so that you will know if something is true.
- Can you make sure that he got my message? (=I don’t know if he got my message. Can you ask him?)
When we want to say yes to someone, we sometimes say, “Sure!” For example: “Can you help me with this?” “Sure!”
In pop culture
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a comedy movie about the legend of King Arthur. In this video from the movie, a man wants the Prince to stay in his room. He says to the guards, “Make sure the Prince doesn’t leave this room, until I come and get him.” But the guards don’t understand. He has to say it again and again. How many times does he have to say it?