reassure

verb re·as·sure \ ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

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

reassuringly

play \ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of reassure in a Sentence

  1. Experts reassured the public that the accident wouldn't happen again.

  2. I tried to reassure myself that the children were safe.

  3. The news didn't reassure him.

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First Known Use of reassure

1594


REASSURE Defined for English Language Learners

reassure

verb

Definition of reassure for English Language Learners

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


REASSURE Defined for Kids

reassure

verb re·as·sure \ ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r \

Definition of reassure for Students

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


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