[ree-uh-shoo r, -shur]
- to restore to assurance or confidence: His praise reassured me.
- to assure again.
- to reinsure.
Origin of reassure
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1. encourage, hearten, comfort, inspirit.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for reassurance
Not only was the science bad, but the reassurance from a highly-regarded civil protection authority proved fatal for many.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 18, 2014
They were alone and unarmed in hostile territory without even having the reassurance of radio communications.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley
Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman
November 15, 2014
As more come down with the flu, I suspect the reassurance will become more challenging.Parents’ Ebola Panic Is Taking Over My Clinic
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At a time when the rest of their lives were in no small upheaval, this result was a reassurance.Parents Sue for 'Wrongful Birth'
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But the re-run, in a world of change and after a day of busy-ness and perhaps upset, is an anchor, a reassurance.Thank You for Being a Friend: Why TV Re-runs Never Grow Old
May 10, 2014
Now, however, the young man had regained some measure of reassurance.Within the Law
He quieted her cluckings with a word of reassurance, and went himself to open.Captain Blood
Her eyes smiled into mine with a reassurance that was like balm.The Million-Dollar Suitcase
His paleness shook her, and she raised a hand of reassurance.
He was supposed to take the piece of grim humour as a reassurance.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
- to relieve (someone) of anxieties; restore confidence to
- another term for reinsure
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Word Origin and History for reassurance
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