verb (used with object), re·as·sured, re·as·sur·ing.
to restore to assurance or confidence: His praise reassured me.
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
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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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