“ensured” vs “assured”

Which word should I use in that sentence? Ensured or assured?

“This event ________ me that this was the path I wanted to follow.”

Thanks for all your help!

Answer

Your question sentence with a slight modification:

“This event assured me this was the path I wanted to follow.”

is the correct one.

assure To give confidence to, confirm, encourage. OED

and

ensure To make certain the attainment of (a result) OED

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