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.
Origin of reassure
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
First recorded in 1590–1600; re-
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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.
She awoke to fuller consciousness at sight of their faces, smiled in reassurement, and murmured disjointed phrases.
British Dictionary definitions for reassurement
Derived Formsreassurance, nounreassurer, nounreassuringly, adverb
- to relieve (someone) of anxieties; restore confidence to
- another term for reinsure
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Word Origin and History for reassurement
"restore (someone) to confidence," 1590s, from re- "back, again" + assure. Related: Reassured; reassuring.
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