[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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- to relieve (someone) of anxieties; restore confidence to
- another term for reinsure
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Word Origin and History for reassuringly
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