Definition of reassurance in English:

reassurance

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noun

  • 1The action of removing someone's doubts or fears.

    ‘children need reassurance and praise’
    • ‘She has had trouble with her back and was tearful with relief after the comforting reassurance meted out by her principal and tutors.’
    • ‘My children gain comfort and reassurance from me in exactly that tableau.’
    • ‘To pre-empt that process by false praise or empty reassurance is not to further the growth of the individual but to cripple it.’
    • ‘If only my mother had known about such simple measures as adjusting the feeding position and soothing reassurance.’
    • ‘As a result, they feel they need relief and reassurance more than ever.’
    • ‘Lisa is aware of his constant presence, bringing reassurance and comfort.’
    • ‘They are given support and reassurance during their stay but, once they return home, they are on their own.’
    • ‘Along with the spinach pancakes I also enjoyed some comfort and reassurance.’
    • ‘There is often little creative scope, frustration is common, and regular praise and reassurance are essential.’
    • ‘Underneath you both want reassurance, but fear you'll be rejected.’
    • ‘But the main need for our frail elderly brothers and sisters in Christ is fellowship and reassurance in the gospel.’
    • ‘Through it all, a coach provides a steady stream of encouragement and reassurance.’
    • ‘Support and reassurance that growing pains will pass as children grow up can help them relax.’
    • ‘I had interviewed her and noted she was nervous and wanted reassurance and comfort.’
    • ‘Women who have experienced such loss require considerable reassurance and support in a subsequent pregnancy.’
    • ‘For these children, the parent seemed to be both a source of fear and of reassurance.’
    • ‘I know that many people find a great deal of comfort and reassurance from their faith and I'm happy for them.’
    • ‘The arrival of police community support officers and community wardens can help give the public reassurance.’
    • ‘Perhaps it was for his own consolation - like pinching oneself in reassurance.’
    • ‘Enthusiastic patient contact, reassurance, and long term support are important.’
    comfort, solace
    1. 1.1A statement or comment that removes someone's doubts or fears.
      ‘we have been given reassurances that the water is safe to drink’
      • ‘Unfortunately, I doubt whether such reassurances will silence the critics.’
      • ‘Notice that his reassurances about her doubts initially take the form of a warning about the dangers of narrative.’
      • ‘Despite constant reassurances to the director on the proposed sale, commercial negotiations have yet to be completed by the company.’
      • ‘The agreement has yet to be finalised, and Kent councillors are understood to be seeking reassurances about their end of the deal before they sign on the dotted line.’
      • ‘York MP Hugh Bayley is now demanding reassurances from the health trusts into which his Government pumped thousands of extra pounds.’
      • ‘Police have offered reassurances to the public after a registered sex offender was sent to prison for nearly ten years after re-offending.’
      • ‘The Selby and York Primary Care Trust, which will administer the new service, offers its reassurances that the good work will continue.’
      • ‘Festival organizers seem to have keyed into the public anxiety over their use of the park and are offering plenty of reassurances.’
      • ‘Plato listened intently, offering reassurances every step of the way.’
      • ‘The Europhile former chancellor wanted reassurances about the direction Mr Howard intends to take the party.’
      • ‘And councillors are demanding reassurances that correct procedures were followed.’
      • ‘The diplomats will be on hand to offer their condolences and reassurances to the grief-stricken nurses.’
      • ‘So, as you would expect, the golfers wanted reassurances, guarantees and prompt answers to any questions they might have.’
      • ‘He had to pay for a wheel clamp to be removed in early April and despite reassurances has still not seen a penny of his £95 back.’
      • ‘There are no reassurances, but I understand fully what the member and Mr Donnelly are talking about, and we do not have a problem.’
      • ‘Institutional investors are understood to be seeking reassurances that companies will take on board their concerns.’
      • ‘They aren't the only ones who want answers or reassurances that such a power outage won't happen again.’
      • ‘Instead, they have been issued only general reassurances that private companies will make allowances for them.’
      • ‘This negative response occurs despite reassurances that it will take a short time to complete.’
      • ‘The scream, and the voices that answered with soothing reassurances, came from down the hall.’

Pronunciation

reassurance

/ˌrēəˈSHo͝orəns/ /ˌriəˈʃʊrəns/