reassurance

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

Examples of reassurance in a sentence

  1. Experts offered their reassurances that the accident wouldn't happen again.

  2. He received reassurance from his family.

  3. Children need a lot of reassurance.

Circa 1611

First Known Use of reassurance

circa 1611


REASSURANCE Defined for English Language Learners

reassurance

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

Definition of reassurance for English Language Learners

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


REASSURANCE Defined for Kids

reassurance

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

Definition of reassurance for Students

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



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