Adjective "Reassuring" definition and examples

(Reassuring may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/riːəˈʃʊə//riːəˈʃɔː/

Definitions and examples

verb

Say or do something to remove the doubts or fears of (someone)
  1. with object and clause 'Joachim reassured him that he was needed'
  2. 'It means burglars tend to avoid the area and it also reassures the residents, reducing fear of crime.'
  3. 'My tutor, however, reassures me the worst that can happen is I get pulled down a grade, or get my paper marked as though I only answered two out of three questions.'
  4. 'The sight was slick, sick, and saddening, and yet oddly reassuring.'
  5. 'He then spent the next half hour reassuring the man, who has not been named, until police arrived.'
  6. 'Though higher-visibility policing does not detect crime, it reassures people and helps deter criminals.'
  7. 'Alex reassured him with a smile, and then lifted the laughing child into his arms.'
  8. 'She's planning to be a volunteer teacher; it reassures me to know she's got such great aspirations.'
  9. 'He then breaks into a big smile, as if to reassure me he is only teasing.'
  10. 'Wednesday's deceptively warm sunshine reassures us that we have been right in not worrying about sleeping arrangements.'
  11. 'The exhibition reassures us that the weaving tradition is alive and well, and developing in new and interesting fields.'

More definitions

1. to restore to assurance or confidence: His praise reassured me.

2. to assure again.

3. to reinsure.

More examples(as adjective)

"tunnels can be reassuring with uses."

"timbers can be reassuring in glooms."

"rocks can be reassuring in seas."

"reports can be reassuring in conclusions."

"remarks can be reassuring for pakistanis."

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Origin

(reassure)