• synonyms


[ree-uh-shoor, -shur]
See more synonyms for reassure on Thesaurus.com
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.
  3. to reinsure.
Show More

Origin of reassure

First recorded in 1590–1600; re- + assure
Related formsre·as·sur·ance, nounre·as·sur·ed·ly [ree-uh-shoor-id-lee, -shur-] /ˌri əˈʃʊər ɪd li, -ˈʃɜr-/, adverbre·as·sure·ment, nounre·as·sur·er, nounre·as·sur·ing·ly, adverbun·re·as·sur·ing, adjectiveun·re·as·sur·ing·ly, adverb

Synonyms for reassure

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for reassure

bolster, relieve, console, inspire, cheer, comfort, encourage, assure, hearten, convince, buoy, brace, inspirit, guarantee

Examples from the Web for reassure

Contemporary Examples of reassure

Historical Examples of reassure

  • She said this calmly and quietly, as though to impress her informant and reassure him.


    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • Next day brought a note from the detective which went far to reassure her.

  • The two women thought she was going mad and tried to reassure her.

  • One careless sniff had satisfied his mate, and she trotted on to reassure him.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • Happily the doctor in his youth had been in the East and was able to reassure her.

    Jan and Her Job

    L. Allen Harker

British Dictionary definitions for reassure


verb (tr)
  1. to relieve (someone) of anxieties; restore confidence to
  2. another term for reinsure
Show More
Derived Formsreassurance, nounreassurer, nounreassuringly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for reassure


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

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper