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reassure

[ree-uh-shoo r, -shur] /ˌri əˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜr/
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
1590-1600; re- + assure
Related forms
reassurance, noun
reassuredly
[ree-uh-shoo r-id-lee, -shur-] /ˌri əˈʃʊər ɪd li, -ˈʃɜr-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
reassurement, noun
reassurer, noun
reassuringly, adverb
unreassuring, adjective
unreassuringly, adverb
Synonyms
1. encourage, hearten, comfort, inspirit.
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British Dictionary definitions for reassurances

reassure

/ˌriːəˈʃʊə/
verb (transitive)
1.
to relieve (someone) of anxieties; restore confidence to
2.
another term for reinsure
Derived Forms
reassurance, noun
reassurer, noun
reassuringly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for reassurances

reassure

v.

"restore (someone) to confidence," 1590s, from re- "back, again" + assure. Related: Reassured; reassuring.

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