reassure

[ ree-uh-shoor, -shur ]
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verb (used with object),re·as·sured, re·as·sur·ing.
  1. to restore to assurance or confidence: His praise reassured me.

  2. to assure again.

Origin of reassure

1
First recorded in 1590–1600; re- + assure

Other words for reassure

Other words from reassure

  • re·as·sur·ance, noun
  • re·as·sur·ed·ly [ree-uh-shoor-id-lee, -shur-], /ˌri əˈʃʊər ɪd li, -ˈʃɜr-/, adverb
  • re·as·sure·ment, noun
  • re·as·sur·er, noun

Words Nearby reassure

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How to use reassure in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reassure

reassure

/ (ˌriːəˈʃʊə) /


verb(tr)
  1. to relieve (someone) of anxieties; restore confidence to

  2. another term for reinsure

Derived forms of reassure

  • reassurance, noun
  • reassurer, noun
  • reassuringly, adverb

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