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

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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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Recent Examples on the Web Her administration has been unable to answer even the most basic questions about the national-security law, desperately trying to reassure people that things will be fine despite the litany of warning signs to the contrary. Timothy Mclaughlin, The Atlantic, "A Stubborn Leader, a Broken System," 18 June 2020 Once restrictions on gatherings ease, all phases of the travel and entertainment industries will have to work hard to reassure a jittery public. NBC News, "Coronavirus means an uncertain future for businesses and cities that depend on yearly black events," 11 June 2020 The net effect is to reassure the user implicitly that, hey, this stuff is easy—there's no reason to be intimidated. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Linux distro review: System76’s Ubuntu-based Pop!_OS," 11 June 2020 The idea for the mural was conceived late on Wednesday, when Bowser asked her staff to find a way to reassure protesters that the space would be safe for them, in advance of the larger protests planned for the weekend, Falcicchio told me. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, "The Mimetic Power of D.C.’s Black Lives Matter Mural," 9 June 2020 China sought to reassure Hong Kong that its judiciary would remain independent under a new national security law, as concerns grow that the city may lose one of its key selling points for international companies. Karen Leigh, Bloomberg.com, "China Says Hong Kong Judiciary to Stay Independent Under New Law," 7 June 2020 Hotels across the country and throughout the world have implemented social distancing and cleaning procedures to reassure guests. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Why Travelers Are Turning to Vacation Home Rentals for a Safe Getaway This Summer," 5 June 2020 In order to reassure nervous patients, Hartnett says that hospitals should follow CDC infection control guidelines to prevent COVID-19 transmission. Time, "Doctors Are Worried About the Unprecedented Drop in Emergency Room Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic," 4 June 2020 Proponents of Senate Bill 31, which now heads to a conference committee of House and Senate members, have said the measure will help reassure Ohioans with the coronavirus about the state’s contact tracing program. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Ohio Senate rejects bill requiring written consent for coronavirus contact tracing, OKs symbolic DeWine rebuke," 3 June 2020

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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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24 Jun 2020

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“Reassure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reassure. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for reassure

reassure

verb
How to pronounce reassure (audio)

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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