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


assure, cheer, comfort, console, solace, soothe


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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The Morinville Veterinary Clinic in Alberta, Canada, recently shared a message about a common affliction on its Facebook page to reassure worried pet parents. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Those Red Circles on Your Dog’s Stomach Really Are," 7 June 2019 Further Reading Google tries to reassure gamers about Stadia speed and latency concerns Google is now recommending users have at least a 10mbps Internet connection to use Stadia. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Google Stadia requires $130 upfront, $10 per month at November launch," 6 June 2019 His address looked to reassure and inform Americans, as well as prepare them for future sacrifices, Benkert said. Kyra Haas, azcentral, "A D-Day dance, feelings of relief: How Arizonans 75 years ago responded to WWII invasion of France," 6 June 2019 More time was needed to reassure the Japanese side and explain the deal, a French government official said, asking not to be identified to comply with ground rules. Daniele Lepido, Fortune, "It's Not Up to Renault Anymore. Fiat Chrysler Just Withdrew Its Merger Offer," 5 June 2019 Immediately following the incident, United initiated sweeping changes across its security, rebooking, and ticketing procedures, all in an effort to reassure passengers that a similar incident wouldn’t happen to them. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "The Grim Effect Delta's ESA Lawsuit Will Have on Travel," 4 June 2019 Make an effort to reassure yourself that your journal is a judgment-free zone. Sophie Gray, SELF, "Journaling Helped Me Rebuild My Life—Here’s How to Start a Practice That Can Help You," 11 Jan. 2019 Nurses can be found in the theater corridors of all hospitals with their arms around a relative, reassuring them — or not — that the operation is going well. Longreads, "Somewhere Under My Left Ribs: A Nurse’s Story," 31 May 2018 The remarks are intended to reassure Democratic senators troubled by Barr’s past comments on the special counsel’s probe, including the unsolicited memo. Eric Tucker, The Seattle Times, "Trump’s AG nominee defends memo criticizing Mueller probe," 15 Jan. 2019

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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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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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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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