reassurance

noun
re·as·sur·ance | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r-ən(t)s \

Definition of reassurance 

1 : the action of reassuring : the state of being reassured

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Examples of reassurance in a Sentence

Experts offered their reassurances that the accident wouldn't happen again. He received reassurance from his family. Children need a lot of reassurance.
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At this point, the study provides reassurance to coffee drinkers, not guidance. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer," 2 July 2018 Inside Nike, the latest departures may provide more reassurance to employees seeking signs that Parker is trying to address the workplace problems that have plagued the company in recent years. San Antonio Express-News, "5 more Nike executives are out amid inquiry into harassment allegations," 9 May 2018 Inside Nike, the latest departures may provide more reassurance to employees seeking signs that Parker is trying to address the workplace problems that have plagued the company in recent years. BostonGlobe.com, "5 more Nike executives are out amid inquiry into harassment allegations," 8 May 2018 All this was, at least some optimists hope, an implicit reassurance to NATO’s European partners that Mr Trump was not about to make a deal over their heads with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. The Economist, "The American president lambasts his allies," 12 July 2018 Both movies revel in the visual gags made possible by the power of scale, with Ant-Man almost washed down a drain (despite Mr. Rogers’ reassurances) and engaging in a life-or-death battle in a briefcase. Noah Berlatsky, The Verge, "The best superhero stories admit that superheroes are ridiculous," 11 July 2018 The reassurances are unlikely to mollify Margate residents who fought for years to stop the dunes. Amy S. Rosenberg, Philly.com, "Margate beaches not 'ruined,' experts say," 27 June 2018 Before the Noblesville shooting, such calls were often met with a reassurance that Indiana was already doing more than most. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "We don’t know how safe Indiana schools are. Here’s why.," 10 June 2018 Social media immediately started flickering with dire reassurances: that real-sounding warning was just a test. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Tsunami warning that wasn’t: Alaska emergency authorities investigate test that went awry," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of reassurance

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of reassurance was circa 1611

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reassurance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of reassurance

: something that is said or done to make someone feel less afraid, upset, or doubtful

reassurance

noun
re·as·sur·ance | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r-əns \

Kids Definition of reassurance

: something that is said or done to make someone feel less afraid, upset, or doubtful

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