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"Ensure" (British English) and "insure" (American English) mean to make (something) sure to happen.

If you want to ensure/insure arriving on time I suggest you take the metro.

If you "assure" someone of something you are promising them that something will happen.

The doctor assured us that our son would recuperate completely.

To "reassure" is to comfort and make free from fear or worry.

The chairman tried to reassure the shareholders that they would benefit from the merger.

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