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reassure

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verb re·as·sure \ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r\

Simple Definition of reassure

  • : to make (someone) feel less afraid, upset, or doubtful

Full Definition of reassure

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to assure anew <reassured him that the work was on schedule>

  3. 2 :  to restore to confidence <felt reassured by their earnest promise to do better>

  4. 3 :  reinsure

re·as·sur·ing·ly play \-ˈshu̇r-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of reassure

  1. Experts reassured the public that the accident wouldn't happen again.

  2. I tried to reassure myself that the children were safe.

  3. The news didn't reassure him.



1594

First Known Use of reassure

1594



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