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

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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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Recent Examples on the Web But the fact that Andrea also buys his story, viewing his credentials as some kind of reassurance, also signals that on some level those expectations have been internalized. Anne Cohen,, 23 June 2021 But whatever desire Patty has for companionship quickly overwhelms her curiosity about why Allison needs these pills, and the realization that Allison is also miserable serves as a kind of reassurance. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 20 June 2021 Star investor Cathie Wood has a message of reassurance for Bitcoin investors amid the din of ever harsher regulatory rhetoric: officials won’t be able to make the largest cryptocurrency go away. Sunil Jagtiani, Fortune, 28 May 2021 Of his earlier sources of reassurance: Boehner fled Congress to author a book decrying his colleagues' dysfunction; Romney has become a pariah as the only Republican senator who twice voted to convict Trump on impeachment charges. John Harwood, CNN, 23 May 2021 Tsai has some reassurance for those who are worried about the future of Hong Kong — and his pal, Jack Ma. Michelle Toh, CNN, 16 June 2021 But this decisive action provided reassurance to players, offered a model for other sports leagues and, for many, signaled the seriousness of the crisis. Ryan Wong, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Staff members at the prestigious university, the city’s oldest, were seeking reassurance about how this new reality would change the school, its research, and their jobs. Timothy Mclaughlin, The Atlantic, 5 June 2021 Turning my phone into the place that holds my coping mechanisms provides reassurance for this unpredictable condition. Landis Wiedner, Wired, 4 June 2021

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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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6 Jul 2021

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“Reassurance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of reassurance

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


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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