reassure

verb
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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Synonyms & Antonyms for reassure

Synonyms

assure, cheer, comfort, console, solace, soothe

Antonyms

distress, torment, torture, trouble

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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.
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Presumably that will reassure users who are concerned that hackers may be spying on them using the camera, and that also assumes that users will be able to see that the shutter is in fact physically covering the camera sensor. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "HP's EliteBook 800 G6 notebook series adds convenience, privacy features," 16 Apr. 2019 Although plans for the project are not public now, statements regarding the purchase have reassured Waco residents that the Gaineses won't be doing anything too dramatic. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Just Bought A Museum to Go With Their Castle," 12 Mar. 2019 At the funeral the sight of the vast Blackberry family filling the church reassured Mary Celeste that her own family would get through it. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Introducing Blackberry Mountain, the Idyllic New Resort from Blackberry Farm," 11 Feb. 2019 Henderson says the Oakbay team reassured him that the allegations against the brothers had not been proved, and that Bell Pottinger’s work was ethical. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, "The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation," 25 May 2018 Still, the performance is reassuring — though their new material falls far short of their best work, U2 still delivers the goods and can be truly thrilling at times. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "U2 keeps the faith with spectacularly staged 'Experience + Innocence' show at the Wells Fargo Center," 14 June 2018 Although doctors sometimes seemed concerned, many were reassuring. Sandra G. Boodman, chicagotribune.com, "The girl who couldn't stop coughing," 5 Apr. 2018 Although doctors sometimes seemed concerned, many were reassuring. Sandra G. Boodman, Washington Post, "Why did a little girl have a persistent ‘smoker’s cough’?," 31 Mar. 2018 Its handle, whether madrone or oak, has a satiny finish and a weight that is reassuring rather than burdensome. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "The 19-year-old knife nomad who travels around California," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of reassure

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of reassure was in 1594

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More Definitions for reassure

reassure

verb

English Language Learners Definition of reassure

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

reassure

verb
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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