Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The 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.

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

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

Etymologies

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

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