Definition of reassure in English:


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transitive verb

[with object]
  • Say or do something to remove the doubts or fears of (someone)

    ‘he understood her feelings and tried to reassure her’
    • ‘Joachim reassured him that he was needed’
    • ‘Her smile reassures David the outfit he chose was a wise decision.’
    • ‘Alex reassured him with a smile, and then lifted the laughing child into his arms.’
    • ‘It means burglars tend to avoid the area and it also reassures the residents, reducing fear of crime.’
    • ‘His admission that there is still a doubt to be resolved is hardly likely to reassure the sceptics.’
    • ‘At first you may not always know what to do to soothe and reassure him.’
    • ‘He then breaks into a big smile, as if to reassure me he is only teasing.’
    • ‘A nurse will make sure you are comfortable and reassure you if you are nervous.’
    • ‘He then spent the next half hour reassuring the man, who has not been named, until police arrived.’
    • ‘My tutor, however, reassures me the worst that can happen is I get pulled down a grade, or get my paper marked as though I only answered two out of three questions.’
    • ‘The government reassures us that cash machines will not run dry, and that supermarkets will have enough supplies between Christmas and the New Year.’
    • ‘I have also so far not spoken to the children on the phone as my husband reassures me that they are fine and a possible phone conversation may unsettle them.’
    • ‘She's planning to be a volunteer teacher; it reassures me to know she's got such great aspirations.’
    • ‘He reassures us that the scientific-minded and religious followers share faith in a grand design.’
    • ‘The exhibition reassures us that the weaving tradition is alive and well, and developing in new and interesting fields.’
    • ‘There's something about Perth that quickly reassures you after Australia's emptiness.’
    • ‘Though higher-visibility policing does not detect crime, it reassures people and helps deter criminals.’
    • ‘The sight was oddly reassuring.’
    • ‘She says it is reassuring to learn that the rose is still available.’
    put someone's mind at rest, set someone's mind at rest, dispel someone's fears, bolster someone's confidence, restore someone's confidence, raise someone's spirits, put someone at ease, encourage, hearten, buoy up, cheer up
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/ˌrēəˈSHo͝or/ /ˌriəˈʃʊr/