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reassure

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

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

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reassess, reassessment, reassign, reassortment, reassurance, reassure, reassured, reassuring, reast, reata, reattach

Origin of reassure

First recorded in 1590–1600; re- + assure
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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 reassuring

reassure


v.

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

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