American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To restore confidence to.
- v. To assure again.
- v. To reinsure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To assure or establish anew; make sure again; confirm.
- To give renewed assurance to; free from doubt or apprehension; restore to confidence.
- Same as reinsure.
- v. transitive To assure anew; to restore confidence to; to free from fear or terror.
- v. transitive To reinsure.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To assure anew; to restore confidence to; to free from fear or terror.
- v. To reinsure.
- v. give or restore confidence in; cause to feel sure or certain
- v. cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
- Old French rasseürer, from re- + asseürer; as if re- + assure. (Wiktionary)
“Let me thank you very much, and again reassure you that I will do my best to further the interests of this Empire Club.”
“Predictability will at least in the short-term reassure investors and improve market sentiment," Mr. Kupchan wrote.”
“We use the word reassure, but that doesn't mean we think everything is all right now.”
“Were definitely not going to use the word reassure in the way that we talk about these things, said McFaul.”
“I liked to look up my name to reassure myself that I was actually meant to be there.”
“If I got up at night I would speak his name to reassure him.”
“Baker told the County Council late Monday, during the first day of its three-day retreat at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Md., that he plans to "reassure" the big rating houses that the county's finances are in order.”
“On health care, the president and his Cabinet fan out all over television to "reassure" the public on health care that abortion won't be covered (thanks for the reassurance, but most of us didn't find that reassuring), that domestic partners won't be covered, and that immigrants won't be covered.”
“Why on Earth would the real Obama want to 'reassure' the Canadians about his stance on NAFTA at this stage of the game anyway?”
“We're definitely not going to use the word 'reassure' in the way that we talk about these things," said Michael McFaul, special assistant to the president and senior White House director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs.”
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