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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Evaluation may still determine that there is nothing serious at hand, but when unusual symptoms are present, reassurance can be very valuable to concerned parents. Dipesh Navsaria, Houston Chronicle, "What parents should know to prevent — and deal with — bug bites," 6 July 2018 Between the election and the Dec. 1 inauguration, expect even more reassurances of continuity. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, "Trump’s Mexico Problem," 3 June 2018 And in private too, there’s a sense that the reassurance provided by two preliminary agreements in December and then March is fading, and no deal is being considered as a possible outcome again, according to one person involved in the negotiations. Emma Ross-thomas,, "No-Deal Brexit Risk Is Back as Barnier Warns Talks May Fail," 2 May 2018 Part of the problem was that the reassurances of Trump’s advisors weren’t particularly reassuring. Clay Chandler, Fortune, "America's Trade War with China: Get Ready for "a Little Pain"," 7 Apr. 2018 For Gideon Joffe, 45, chairman of the Jewish community in Berlin, reassurance is long overdue. Luisa Beck, Washington Post, "Nazis destroyed this Berlin synagogue. A Muslim politician and a Jewish leader want to rebuild it.," 1 Apr. 2018 To lawmakers who expressed concern about being dragged into a larger conflict, this will be an important reassurance., "May Agrees to Hold Parliament Debate on Syria Attack," 15 Apr. 2018 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

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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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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 \

Kids Definition of reassurance

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

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