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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Recent Examples on the Web

The existence of Pop-Tarts at the bottom of the Grand Canyon was reassuring. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Hiking to Havasupai: How far is it, what's Mooney Falls like and everything you need to know," 24 June 2019 Granted, this is not a feature unique to Panasonic, as most pro cameras are built to endure, but the Lumix S1 feels rigid, dense, and resilient in a way that really reassures me about its long-term durability. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Panasonic Lumix S1 review: the mirrorless heavyweight," 18 June 2019 That can’t be especially reassuring for GW Pharmaceuticals, which invested a small fortune in playing by the rules, or for consumers. Elijah Wolfson, Time, "CBD Is Already Everywhere. How Will the Government Handle It?," 6 June 2019 The nun promised to go to Ursula the next morning to at least show the granddaughter a photo of her grandmother and reassure her. Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Policy Sows Confusion and Anxiety Across the Mexican Border," 28 June 2018 Nevertheless, her community leader reassured her and told her to go with the official. Gaia Vince, Quartz, "How to survive in the world’s largest refugee camp," 8 June 2019 Drake had long been interested in the topic, and he was reassured of its scientific merit by the work of physicists Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison. John Wenz, Discover Magazine, "The Secret Origins of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence," 11 Feb. 2019 Italy, where an earlier version of the new governing coalition seemed to scorn the euro zone’s spending rules, will not have reassured them. The Economist, "France and Germany finally have a common position on euro-zone reform," 21 June 2018 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

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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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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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