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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Freshman House Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa, who took to the House floor on Wednesday to reassure that the Covid vaccine is safe and effective, is a doctor who has administered vaccines to constituents in her district. Lauren Fox, CNN, 22 July 2021 An additional 24 officers have been dispatched on daily patrols along Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue from West 36th Street to West 46th Street to reassure the public and deter crime, according to NYPD Assistant Chief Stephen Hughes. Paul Berger, WSJ, 14 June 2021 The continuing rollout of vaccines against COVID-19 will allow some travel to resume in the months ahead, and most hotels have implemented careful cleaning procedures and touchless check-in to reassure travelers about safety. Calvin Schnure, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 But Brilliant is not here to reassure anyone that this will all be over soon. Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Feb. 2021 Always there to reassure w advice [and] tips #RestInBeats. Tyler Aquilina,, 23 Dec. 2020 Raffensperger ordered the recount of the presidential contest to reassure voters that the election had been conducted fairly, has until the end of the day Friday to certify the election results. Fortune, 20 Nov. 2020 Some signs of weakness can reassure investors worried that central banks and governments might withdraw the lavish support for markets that has powered them to record highs after a slump early in the pandemic. Elaine Kurtenbach, ajc, 30 June 2021 White House officials have spent recent days seeking to reassure progressives and centrist lawmakers, as well as outside groups that have pushed for all or part of Biden’s sprawling economic agenda., 29 June 2021

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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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31 Jul 2021

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“Reassure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of reassure

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


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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