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See also: réassuré and réassure



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


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹiəˈʃʊə(ɹ)/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹiəˈʃʊɹ/


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.
    • 2022 August 13, Wu, Sarah; David Kirton; Ben Blanchard, quoting Tsai Ing-wen, “Taiwan thanks U.S. for maintaining security in Taiwan Strait”, in Tom Hogue; Michael Perry; William Mallard, editors, Reuters[1], archived from the original on 13 August 2022, World:
      "Taiwanese are very enthusiastic and love freedom and democracy, so many good international friends have come to Taiwan to support us. This is a normal and good thing, but China threatens and intimidates Taiwan," she said.
      "However, I would like to reassure everyone that both our government and the military are prepared, and I will definitely take care of Taiwan."
  2. (transitive) To reinsure.

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