reassure

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 reassure — [[t]ri͟ːəʃʊ͟ə(r)[/t]] reassures, reassuring, reassured VERB If you reassure someone, you say or do things to make them stop worrying about something. [V n] I tried to reassure her, Don t worry about it. We won t let it happen again. ... [V n …

    English dictionary

  • 13 reassure — v. 1) (D; tr.) to reassure about, of (they reassured us of their support) 2) (L; must have an object) we reassured them that we would not be late * * * [ˌriːə ʃʊə] of (they reassured us of their support) (D;tr.) to reassureabout (L; must have an… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 reassure — verb (T) to make someone feel calmer and less worried or frightened about a problem or situation: I was reassured by their offer of support. | reassure sb (that): They apologized and reassured us that the matter would be dealt with immediately.… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 reassure — verb officials hope to reassure tourists in the wake of these latest terrorist attacks Syn: put/set someone s mind at rest, put someone at ease, encourage, inspirit, hearten, buoy up, cheer up; comfort, soothe Ant: alarm …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 reassure — /ˌri:ə ʃυə/ verb 1. to make someone calm or less worried ● The markets were reassured by the government statement on import controls. ● The manager tried to reassure her that she would not lose her job. 2. to reinsure, to spread the risk of an… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 17 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. reinsure • reassuringly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 reassure — reassurance, n. reassuredly /ree euh shoor id lee, sherr /, adv. reassurement, n. reassurer, n. reassuringly, adv. /ree euh shoor , sherr /, v.t., reassured, reassuring. 1. to restore to assurance or confidence: His praise reassured me. 2. to… …

    Universalium

  • 19 reassure — verb a) To assure anew; to restore confidence to; to free from fear or terror. b) To reinsure. See Also: reassurance …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 reassure — Synonyms and related words: afford hope, ascertain, assure, augur well, bear up, bid fair, bolster, brace, brace up, buck up, buoy up, certify, cheer, cinch, clear up, clinch, comfort, condole with, console, decide, determine, dismiss all doubt,… …

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