cerciorar
cerciorar
transitive verb
1. (to assure) 
El médico me cercioró de que el dolor se iría en dos días.The doctor convinced me that the pain would go away within two days.
cerciorarse
pronominal verb
2. (to verify) 
Cuando te vayas de vacaciones, cerciórate de que todos los electrodomésticos estén desenchufados antes de salir.When you go away on vacation, make sure that all the electrical appliances are unplugged before leaving your house.
Llamé a la niñera para cerciorarme de que mis hijos se habían ido a dormir.I called the babysitter to make certain that my kids had gone to bed.
Ricardo regresó a su casa para cerciorarse de que había activado la alarma.Ricardo returned home to assure himself that he had activated the alarm.
cerciorarse
pronominal verb
1. (general) 
a. to make sure 
cerciorar
transitive verb
cerciorar a algn de algo to convince sb of sth
pronominal verb
cerciorarse
cerciorarse de algo make sure o certain of sth; cerciórense de que las luces están apagadas make sure o certain that the lights are switched off
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