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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This pledge is meant as reassurance that Chinese firms will receive no special favours. The Economist, "Why China’s assault on Cathay Pacific should scare all foreign firms," 22 Aug. 2019 Hours earlier, the yuan edged higher against the dollar after China’s central bank set the daily yuan rate stronger than analysts expected, providing some reassurance to traders rattled by a tumultuous week in markets. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: Trump wants a weaker dollar, but he keeps strengthening it with his trade war," 8 Aug. 2019 Overall, these new regulations bring a measure of reassurance and protection to travelers flying through Canadian airspace, including American travelers flying to or connecting through Canada. Carl Unger, USA TODAY, "Canadian air passenger bill of rights: What you need to know about rule changes," 29 July 2019 Optimists may even glean some reassurance from the willingness of Iranian jurisprudence to deem women worth 100 camels in blood money. Bobby Ghosh, Twin Cities, "Bobby Ghosh: The most important thing Saudi Arabia and Iran could do for women," 8 Aug. 2019 Thanks for your reassurance that once Trump is out of office, he can (and hopefully will be) charged with obstruction of justice. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: No unity in the analysis of Mueller testimony (7/28/19)," 28 July 2019 Against that backdrop, Amazon’s jobs skills efforts provide some reassurance that—in theory at least—you could be retrained into a new role when the robots arrive. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "Amazon Pledges $700 Million to Teach Its Workers to Code," 11 July 2019 On the defensive side of the ball, Harris and Krieger’s experience and leadership offered a calm reassurance that Skinner’s team — which has ceded 10 goals in the past four games — desperately needs. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "USWNT players return to Orlando Pride training focused on earning more wins," 2 Aug. 2018 Sade casts away any doubts, leaning in with comforting reassurance via her signature casual, cool delivery. Natalie Maher, Harper's BAZAAR, "20 Perfect Songs for Your First Dance," 19 July 2019

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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 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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formidable, illustrious, or eminent

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