Which word should I use in that sentence? Ensured or assured?
“This event ________ me that this was the path I wanted to follow.”
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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
ensure To make certain the attainment of (a result) OED