Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To restore confidence to.
  • transitive verb To assure again.
  • transitive verb To reinsure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To assure anew; to restore confidence to; to free from fear or terror.
  • transitive verb To reinsure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To assure anew; to restore confidence to; to free from fear or terror.
  • verb transitive To reinsure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb give or restore confidence in; cause to feel sure or certain
  • verb cause to feel sure; give reassurance to

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old French rasseürer, from re- + asseürer; as if re- +‎ assure.

Examples

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  • "It triggered an unfamiliar feeling in me, like I needed to reassure her" (The Red Pyramid, p. 60).

    November 5, 2012