reassure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v reassure give or restore confidence in; cause to feel sure or certain "I reassured him that we were safe"
    • v reassure cause to feel sure; give reassurance to "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reassure To assure anew; to restore confidence to; to free from fear or terror. "They rose with fear, . . . Till dauntless Pallas reassured the rest."
    • Reassure To reinsure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reassure To assure or establish anew; make sure again; confirm.
    • reassure To give renewed assurance to; free from doubt or apprehension; restore to confidence.
    • reassure Same as reinsure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Reassure rē-a-shōōr′ to assure anew: to give confidence to: to confirm: to insure an insurer
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Quotations

  • Shana Alexander
    Shana Alexander
    “Faithful horoscope-watching, practiced daily, provides just the sort of small but warm and infinitely reassuring fillip that gets matters off to a spirited start.”
  • Andre Maurois
    Andre%20Maurois
    “Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “What greater reassurance can the weak have than that they are like anyone else?”
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise%20Pascal
    “We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.”
  • Alec Waugh
    Alec Waugh
    “A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.”
  • Georges Braque
    Georges Braque
    “Art is meant to disturb. Science reassures.”

Usage

In literature:

Of course, the least turn for hard argument would have reassured them.
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston
They were not greatly reassured, because Jake's idea of what was really bad was alarming.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
You have reassured me.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
But he was soon reassured.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
His manner was reassuring, and she liked his face.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Fernando's calm superciliousness reassured him in some degree.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
She found it necessary to make some quite exaggerated statements to reassure him.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
The regular breathing of his sleeping mates reassured him.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Muller patted it on the flank, and the horse stood still, as though reassured, when it recognized him, which was not without its meaning.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
But for all that he tried to reassure her.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
The young man laughed reassuringly.
"The White Mice" by Richard Harding Davis
We confess, Gaston, all this has made us uneasy; by a word you can reassure us.
"The Regent's Daughter" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Then he promptly reassured himself that he had only gone to Jim out of a sense of honor.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Karen replied with sober reassurances and promises and showed no corresponding alarms on his behalf.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
He made no protest now; even smiled at her reassuringly, knowing that it troubled her to hurt him.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
No, not really, because I have a vestige of control here, he reassured himself.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
But for all this reassurance the old lady was clearly uneasy.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Lady Adela was reassured as she came towards them.
"The Duchess of Wrexe" by Hugh Walpole
In her despair she appealed to her companion to reassure her.
"By Right of Conquest" by Arthur Hornblow
Mrs. Milliken felt reassured, and the two young women who sold candy had come up, one evening, to admire the infant.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
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In poetry:

The sailor there
In painted sterns no reassurance finds;
Unless you owe derision to the winds,
Beware--beware!
"To The Ship Of State" by Roswell Martin Field
And then a hearty laugh would break,
A reassuring shrug of shoulder;
And we would from his fancy take
A faith in death which made life bolder.
"Sandy Star And Willie Gee" by William Stanley Braithwaite
Oh, sweet friend, I would be so reassured if I
were in your arms. I am such a coward in face of
the gossip mongers and their false designs. They
will harm us, may hell fire burn them!
"The Lady" by Christine de Pizan
Peter's not friendly. He gives me sideways looks.
The architecture is far from reassuring.
I feel uneasy.
A pity,—the interview began so well:
I mentioned fiendish things, he waved them away
and sloshed out a martini
"Dream Song 55: Peter's not friendly. He gives me sideways looks" by John Berryman

In news:

Increased Police Presence At West Hartford Schools After Newtown Shootings 'For Reassurance'.
The fact that the suspect is not from the Toledo area is somewhat reassuring.
Michelle Obama sought to reassure voters that her husband shared their values in a keynote address Democratic National Convention on Tuesday.
I reassured her that her story would be told.
Alvarez is reassuring Badgers recruits.
Local schools try to reassure students in wake of Conn.
It didn't help Britain's medal count, but it reassured celebrity-watchers worried that the world's biggest sporting event might be lacking in star power.
There are reassurances that our food supply is safe.
A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones, such as Bayer's Climara skin patch, to relieve menopause symptoms.
Siegel switches gears, reassures employees jobs are safe despite Obama's victory.
The admiral said his main concern was reassuring US allies that the United States was effectively monitoring the situation.
White House seeks to reassure American Muslims.
And its bank has moved to reassure customers that their deposits are safe KPCC's Brian Watt reports.
Obama Seeks to Reassure Voters on Gas Prices.
Bryan Station Officials Reassure Parents.
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In science:

These comparisons have enough statistical uncertainty to make them reassuring rather than highly restrictive.
Measuring Omega_0 using cluster evolution
This orientational crossover length scale is, reassuringly, precisely the orientational correlation length given in Eq.7.14, obtained from the condition of h|δn(r)|2 i = 1.
Smectic Liquid Crystals in Random Environments
This short time scale is most reassuring; in Fig.1 we can see that almost all the progress in strong interaction physics has been made in the last 10% of the timeline, and the study of QCD itself occupies only the final 5%.
MESON2000 Conference Summary
The types are named after the prototypes, which still belong to the class they defined one of the few reassuring things one can say about dwarf novae.
The disc instability model of dwarf-novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients
It is reassuring, however, that even erroneous motivations may give interesting insight into the structure of the DIM.
The disc instability model of dwarf-novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients
Therefore U Gem is not an SU UMa star, which is rather reassuring.
The disc instability model of dwarf-novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients
They also found normal mode ringing at intermediate time, which provided reassuring consistency with perturbation theory and showed that there is a region of space-time where the results of linearized theory are remarkably reliable even though highly nonlinear behavior is taking place elsewhere.
Characteristic Evolution and Matching
It is reassuring to see that both techniques give consistent results.
Tau2000 Conference Summary
To reassure ourselves that the success of the GA did not depend strongly on the amount of noise added to the frequencies, we also performed fits for several realizations of the larger noise estimate from the analysis of linear combination frequencies.
Computational Asteroseismology
The qualitative agreement between these two experiments is reassuring.
Status of Spin Physics - Experimental Summary
One might argue that this has something to do with the point structure of the photon coupling, but nevertheless it would be reassuring to find such a contribution in purely hadronic cross sections.
A review of the hard pomeron in soft diffraction
It is reassuring to see that most repositories manage to correct errors and pass the validation test in just a few attempts.
The OAI Data-Provider Registration and Validation Service
Such a result is reassuring, since it is independent of the order in which the bins are counted.
Optimal Data-Based Binning for Histograms
It is reassuring, therefore, that a number of SNRs have indeed been detected at TeV energies (see Table 1).
TeV Astrophysics, A Review
The visual similarity between these independent maps therefore provides reassuring evidence that the bulk of the signal being detected is in fact due to temperature-fluctuations on the sky rather than unknown systematic problems.
A high-resolution map of the cosmic microwave background around the north celestial pole
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