reassure

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See also: réassuré and réassure

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From Old French rasseürer (French rassurer), from re- + asseürer; as if re- +‎ assure.

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reassure (third-person singular simple present reassures, present participle reassuring, simple past and past participle reassured)

  1. (transitive) To assure anew; to restore confidence to; to free from fear or self-doubt.
    The boy's mother reassured him that there was no monster hiding under the bed.
  2. (transitive) To reinsure.

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