When someone says: Prepare (by wearing nice clothes) for tonight's date. Over and over again, whenever that person sees you, he tells you that, not to annoy, harras, or bully you, but to make sure that you understand how important is your preparation for that special night.
So, we say: He ______ to get prepared for tonight's date.
I thought of:
He "assured me" to get prepared for tonight's date.
He "made sure/confirmed" that I get prepared for tonight's date.
But I found that their meanings are reassure which is like the other way around of the word I want.
The text I have that needs that word (and some correction in its construction, I think) is:
I'm not sure of how Nathan would react to my preparations. He ______ that I get prepared for our only and last night.
That sentence is what a girl says about Nathan, her husband, with a neutral tone, after she didn't have the time to get prepared as she was being told.