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

transitive verb

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

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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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reassure was in 1594

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“Reassure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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re·​as·​sure ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇(ə)r How to pronounce reassure (audio)
: to assure again
: to give fresh confidence to : free from fear

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