re·​as·​sur·​ance | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r-ən(t)s How to pronounce reassurance (audio) \

Definition of reassurance

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

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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First Known Use of reassurance

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reassurance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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re·​as·​sur·​ance | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r-əns How to pronounce reassurance (audio) \

Kids Definition of reassurance

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

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