Assure vs. Reassure

Assure vs. Reassure — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Assure and Reassure

Assureverb

To inform positively, as to remove doubt

assured us that the train would be on time.

Reassureverb

To restore confidence to

I felt reassured that I was up to the job.

Assureverb

To cause to feel sure

a gesture that assured her of his devotion.

Reassureverb

To assure again

We reassured him that the project was on schedule.

Assureverb

To give confidence to; reassure.

Reassureverb

To reinsure.

Assureverb

To make certain; ensure

"Nothing in history assures the success of our civilization" (Herbert J. Muller).

Reassureverb

(transitive) To assure anew; to restore confidence to; to free from fear or self-doubt.

The boy's mother reassured him that there was no monster hiding under the bed.

Assureverb

To make safe or secure

"We would rather forgo certain benefits in order to be assured against certain evils" (Alfred E. Smith).

Reassureverb

(transitive) To reinsure.

Assureverb

Chiefly British To insure, as against loss.

Reassureverb

cause to feel sure; give reassurance to;

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

Assureverb

(transitive) To make sure and secure.

Reassureverb

give or restore confidence in; cause to feel sure or certain;

I reassured him that we were safe

Assureverb

To give (someone) confidence in the trustworthiness of (something).

I assure you that the program will work smoothly when we demonstrate it to the client.He assured of his commitment to her happiness.

Assureverb

(obsolete) To guarantee, promise (to do something).

Assureverb

(transitive) To reassure.

Assureverb

make certain of;

This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for usPreparation will guarantee success!

Assureverb

inform positively and with certainty and confidence;

I tell you that man is a crook!

Assureverb

assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence;

I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe

Assureverb

be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;

He verified that the valves were closedSee that the curtains are closedcontrol the quality of the product

Assureverb

cause to feel sure; give reassurance to;

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

Assureverb

make a promise or commitment