[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.
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Examples from the Web for reassure
But political parties officials continue to reassure the country that the campaigns will not endanger anyone.Liberian Senatorial Elections Defy Ebola
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As I hasten to reassure these exasperated moms and dads, I had to be in the office anyway.The Doctor’s Note Must Die!
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He miraculously survived, and his first impulse was to reassure his horrified aunt that he was OK.Brooklyn Shooting Hits Close to Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope Home
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These reforms were mostly designed to reassure Sunnis and Kurds that Maliki would not become an autocrat.How Iran and America Can Beat ISIS Together
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Mid-level State Department officials have visited to reassure the government that the U.S. government stands beside them.Is This Putin’s Next Target?
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She said this calmly and quietly, as though to impress her informant and reassure him.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
Next day brought a note from the detective which went far to reassure her.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
The two women thought she was going mad and tried to reassure her.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
One careless sniff had satisfied his mate, and she trotted on to reassure him.White Fang
Happily the doctor in his youth had been in the East and was able to reassure her.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
- to relieve (someone) of anxieties; restore confidence to
- another term for reinsure
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Word Origin and History for reassure
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