re·​as·​sure | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r How to pronounce reassure (audio) \
reassured; reassuring; reassures

Definition of reassure

transitive verb

1 : to assure anew reassured him that the work was on schedule
2 : to restore to confidence felt reassured by their earnest promise to do better
3 : reinsure

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Examples of reassure in a Sentence

Experts reassured the public that the accident wouldn't happen again. I tried to reassure myself that the children were safe. The news didn't reassure him.
Recent Examples on the Web Maybe the idea behind ordering things this way is to reassure us that Gene will end up more or less OK before plunging us back into the darkness of his life as Saul Goodman. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 26 July 2022 State’s current position is not likely to reassure them. Jimmy Quinn, National Review, 18 Feb. 2022 While Gia and Teresa continue to reassure her that the argument has been resolved, Milania stands firm on her decision. Joelle Goldstein,, 10 Feb. 2022 My mind jumped to skipping my flight home to California, renting a car, and rerouting to West Tennessee to reassure her in person. Becca Andrews, Wired, 3 Feb. 2022 The experiments in the two places suggest that the same technologies used to terrorize and remold those who are thought to resist the party’s authority can be deployed to coddle and reassure those who accept its rule. Josh Chin, WSJ, 2 Sep. 2022 Having a staffer on buses seems to reassure families, Trani said. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Aug. 2022 Indeed, much of SpaceX’s filing tries to reassure the FCC that its nearly 30,000 satellite network won’t pose an orbital hazard or create radio interference. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 22 Aug. 2022 Milley tried to reassure the Democratic leadership that the uniformed military was on the case, and not there to do Trump’s bidding. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reassure

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Sep 2022

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“Reassure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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re·​as·​sure | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r How to pronounce reassure (audio) \
reassured; reassuring

Kids Definition of reassure

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

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