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From Old French rasseürer (French rassurer), from re- + asseürer; as if re- + assure.
reassure (third-person singular simple present reassures, present participle reassuring, simple past and past participle reassured)
- (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, 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."
- (transitive) To reinsure.
to assure anew; to restore confidence to; to free from fear or self-doubt
- reassure in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
- reassure in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913