re assure

reassure

[ree-uh-shoor, -shur]
verb (used with object), reassured, reassuring.
1.
to restore to assurance or confidence: His praise reassured me.
2.
to assure again.
3.
to reinsure.

Origin:
1590–1600; re- + assure

reassurance, noun
reassuredly [ree-uh-shoor-id-lee, -shur-] , adverb
reassurement, noun
reassurer, noun
reassuringly, adverb
unreassuring, adjective
unreassuringly, adverb


1. encourage, hearten, comfort, inspirit.
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reassure (ˌriːəˈʃʊə)
 
vb
1.  to relieve (someone) of anxieties; restore confidence to
2.  another term for reinsure
 
reas'surance
 
n
 
reas'surer
 
n
 
reas'suringly
 
adv

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reassure
"restore (someone) to confidence," 1598, from re- "back, again" + assure (q.v.).
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