[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 reassuring
The other was to counter-attack against domestic critics while reassuring uneasy foreign leaders.Old Flaws in Obama’s New Foreign Policy
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He listened over and over to the tape recordings in which Heim talked to his sons in a calm and reassuring voice.Hunting Down Aribert Heim, Egypt’s Hidden Nazi
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And the Egyptian was packed with mostly journalists, filmmakers, and publicists, which was reassuring.‘Nymphomaniac,’ Lars von Trier’s Icy Orgy of Sex and Self-Loathing, Bows At Sundance
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Phoebe reached up, and caught the hands in a reassuring clasp.
His hand slid down to her arm, and gave it a little, reassuring squeeze.
Some understandable bit of machinery would have been reassuring.Two Thousand Miles Below
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Towards morning, Rougon bethought himself of reassuring Felicite.The Fortune of the Rougons
Martine made an exact inventory of the resources of the house, and it was not reassuring.Doctor Pascal
- to relieve (someone) of anxieties; restore confidence to
- another term for reinsure
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Word Origin and History for reassuring
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