reassurance

noun

re·​as·​sur·​ance ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r-ən(t)s How to pronounce reassurance (audio)
1
: the action of reassuring : the state of being reassured
2

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Despite the team appearing disoriented in various phases of the game, the return of one player to her peak performance provided reassurance to the fans: Delphine Cascarino! Assile Toufaily, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance too. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 28 Mar. 2024 For Underwood, and other state employees in need of reasonable accommodations, departments have so far provided little guidance and reassurance that employees would have their needs met in a timely way. Maya Miller, Sacramento Bee, 22 Mar. 2024 Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance too, as is the love, support, and kindness that has been shown by so many of you. Vogue, 22 Mar. 2024 As Washington looks for alternatives to UNRWA, other countries have decided to restore their funding, based on reassurances the agency has given about improving its employee vetting process and its enforcement of ethics rules. Robert Jimison, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2024 The movement in the yen may offer reassurance some export company executives and equity investors concerned that a strengthening of the currency would squeeze profits going forward. Toru Fujioka, Fortune Asia, 19 Mar. 2024 The reassurance also comes as Boeing has been under scrutiny following a mid-air blowout of a plug door panel on an Alaska Airlines 737 MAX 9 flight in January. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 18 Mar. 2024 The Germans were voting, in the absent-minded way of democratic voters everywhere, for easy reassurances, for stability, with classes siding against their historical enemies. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reassurance was circa 1611

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“Reassurance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reassurance. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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reassurance

noun
re·​as·​sur·​ance ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r-ən(t)s How to pronounce reassurance (audio)
: the action of reassuring : the state of being reassured

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