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Definition of reassure verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reassure

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈʃʊə(r)//
 
, BrE//ˌriːəˈʃɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈʃʊr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reassure
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈʃʊə(r)//
 
, BrE//ˌriːəˈʃɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈʃʊr//
 
he / she / it reassures
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈʃʊəz//
 
, BrE//ˌriːəˈʃɔːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈʃʊrz//
 
past simple reassured
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈʃʊəd//
 
, BrE//ˌriːəˈʃɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈʃʊrd//
 
past participle reassured
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈʃʊəd//
 
, BrE//ˌriːəˈʃɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈʃʊrd//
 
-ing form reassuring
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈʃʊərɪŋ//
 
, BrE//ˌriːəˈʃɔːrɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈʃʊrɪŋ//
 
 
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to say or do something that makes somebody less frightened or worried synonym put/set somebody’s mind at ease/rest reassure somebody (about something) They tried to reassure her, but she still felt anxious. reassure somebody that… The doctor reassured him that there was nothing seriously wrong.Extra examples He was constantly reassuring himself that he had acted for the best. Kate nodded, but she didn’t feel reassured. Often parents simply need reassuring that their children are happy at school. She needed to be reassured of his love for her. The report will do much to reassure parents of children at the school. They tried to reassure the public about the safety of public transport.
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