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English verb: reassure

1. reassure (emotion) cause to feel sure; give reassurance to

SamplesThe airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe.

ExamplesThe good news will reassure her, The performance is likely to reassure Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

Antonymsvex, worry

2. reassure (communication) give or restore confidence in; cause to feel sure or certain

SamplesI reassured him that we were safe.

ExamplesSam cannot reassure Sue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody of something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)assure

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