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[ verb ] cause to feel sure; give reassurance to

Synonyms

assure

Examples

"The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"

Used in print

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

Convinced of the wisdom of their own actions , and reassured by the promises of their economic development programs , governments may fail to push outward to win more and more people to the national effort , becoming instead rigid and inflexible in their policies .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

The day following his intervention the palace issued a statement reassuring the citizens that `` the possibility of introducing appeals concerning the establishment of electoral lists , lists of candidates and finally the holding of the consultation itself '' would be supported by the King himself .

Related terms

worry calm reassurance

2
[ verb ] give or restore confidence in; cause to feel sure or certain

Examples

: "I reassured him that we were safe"

Used in print

(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

There would be time enough , perhaps the Old_Man reassured himself , to pay the devil his due .

Related terms

assure reassurance

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