Definition of reassure in English:


Syllabification: re·as·sure
Pronunciation: /ˌrēəˈSHo͝or


[with object]
  • Say or do something to remove the doubts and fears of someone: he understood her feelings and tried to reassure her [with object and clause]: Joachim reassured him that he was needed (as adjective reassuring) Gina gave her a reassuring smile
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    • He nods at me then I smile, as if reassuring him that I will never do that again.
    • 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.
    put/set someone's mind at rest, put someone at ease, encourage, inspirit, hearten, buoy up, cheer up; comfort, soothe



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  • The menu is reassuringly limited and everything is cooked to order: do bring a book, because you will wait between courses.
  • He is reassuringly down to earth about the acting business.
  • But apart from the work on the walls, reassuringly little has changed.

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