reassure

[ree-uh-shoor, -shur]
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.

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

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Examples from the Web for reassurement

Historical Examples of reassurement

  • Cassandra rose with unexpected strength, and the Squire tucked her arm in his, with a pat of reassurement.

    Lady Cassandra

    Mrs George de Horne Vaizey

  • She awoke to fuller consciousness at sight of their faces, smiled in reassurement, and murmured disjointed phrases.

    A College Girl

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey


British Dictionary definitions for reassurement

reassure

verb (tr)
  1. to relieve (someone) of anxieties; restore confidence to
  2. another term for reinsure
Derived Formsreassurance, nounreassurer, nounreassuringly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for reassurement

reassure

v.

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

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