reassure

[ ree-uh-shoor, -shur ]
/ ˌri əˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜr /

verb (used with object), re·as·sured, re·as·sur·ing.

to restore to assurance or confidence: His praise reassured me.
to assure again.
to reinsure.

Nearby words

  1. reassess,
  2. reassessment,
  3. reassign,
  4. reassortment,
  5. reassurance,
  6. reassured,
  7. reassuring,
  8. reast,
  9. reata,
  10. reattach

Origin of reassure

First recorded in 1590–1600; re- + assure

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British Dictionary definitions for reassure

reassure

/ (ˌriːəˈʃʊə) /

verb (tr)

to relieve (someone) of anxieties; restore confidence to
another term for reinsure
Derived Formsreassurance, nounreassurer, nounreassuringly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for reassure

reassure

v.

"restore (someone) to confidence," 1590s, from re- "back, again" + assure. Related: Reassured; reassuring.

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