reassure
transitive verb Date: 1594 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. reinsurereassuringly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Reassure — Re as*sure (r[=e] [.a]*sh[udd]r ), v. t. 1. To assure anew; to restore confidence to; to free from fear or terror. [1913 Webster] They rose with fear, . . . Till dauntless Pallas reassured the rest. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To reinsure. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reassure — I verb affirm, approve, assure again, bolster up, buoy up, certify, cheer, comfort, confirm, confirmare, convince, dismiss doubt, ease, embolden, encourage, enhearten, give confidence, give hope, guarantee, hearten, help, hold out hope, infuse… …   Law dictionary

  • reassure — (v.) restore (someone) to confidence, 1590s, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + ASSURE (Cf. assure). Related: Reassured; reassuring …   Etymology dictionary

  • reassure — [v] restore confidence to assure, bolster, brace, buoy, cheer, comfort, console, convince, encourage, give a lift*, give confidence, guarantee, hearten, inspire, inspirit, perk up, pick up*, put one’s mind to rest*, relieve, snap one out of it*;… …   New thesaurus

  • reassure — ► VERB ▪ allay the doubts and fears of. DERIVATIVES reassurance noun reassuring adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • reassure — [rē΄ə shoor′] vt. reassured, reassuring 1. to assure again or anew 2. to restore to confidence 3. Brit. REINSURE reassurance [rē΄ə shoor′əns] n. reassuringly adv …   English World dictionary

  • reassure — re|as|sure [ ,riə ʃuər ] verb transitive ** to make someone feel less worried about something: I m afraid there s not much I can say to reassure you. reassure someone about something: new efforts to reassure the public about the safety of air… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reassure */*/ — UK [ˌriːəˈʃʊə(r)] / US [ˌrɪəˈʃʊr] verb [transitive] Word forms reassure : present tense I/you/we/they reassure he/she/it reassures present participle reassuring past tense reassured past participle reassured to make someone feel less worried… …   English dictionary

  • reassure — verb ADVERB ▪ constantly ▪ He was constantly reassuring himself that he had acted for the best. ▪ quickly VERB + REASSURE ▪ be able to, can …   Collocations dictionary

  • reassure — 01. He was afraid he was working too slow, but his boss [reassured] him that he was doing just fine. 02. Let me [reassure] you that I will never, ever borrow your car again without asking. 03. We were afraid that our baby was having health… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • reassure — re|as|sure [ˌri:əˈʃuə US ˈʃur] v [T] to make someone feel calmer and less worried or frightened about a problem or situation ▪ Teachers reassured anxious parents. reassure sb (that) ▪ He tried to reassure me that my mother would be okay …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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