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reassure someone about something

to give someone confidence about something. Nancy reassured Betty about her promotion. Betty was reassured about her promotion.
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reassure someone of something

to promise or guarantee someone something. Kelly reassured her friend of her support in the election. Please reassure Tom of our continued support.
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Feels naughty while it reassuringly appeals to universal family values.
How long they can sustain such a perversely Luddite (yet somehow also reassuringly Swiss) posture remains to be seen.
Respond as reassuringly as possible, but don't force discussion.
The flimsy two-door convertible, adapted liberally from the American military model after World War II and given somewhat improbable second life as a devil-may-care dune-buggy in the '80s, was being outpaced in sales by the giant, reassuringly roofed SUVs that had begun to flood the market earlier in the decade.
Though Grand Central Station is its most famous building, the early 20th-century architectural firm designed many major buildings, including other train stations, hotels, libraries, and mansions, all in a reassuringly solid but carefully decorated Beaux-Arts style.
Which beer was advertised with the slogan Reassuringly Expensive?
Quite different from each other in style, they stand reassuringly of one mind about the future of the repertoire.
Compact and lightweight, yet reassuringly robust and reliable.
Microbial samples of elevators, kitchens, cafeterias, labs, bathrooms, classrooms, and other venues showed a reassuringly low bacteria count.
SAM ALLARDYCE is the kind of manager we journalists love - always honest, reassuringly blunt in a world of spin and trickery and, generally, the last man at the bar in the wee small hours.
Reassuringly, the results of the two available long-term studies provide no evidence--despite the exceptional power of the studies--of any effect of BPA exposure at levels near or orders of magnitude higher than those reported by Schonfelder et al.
Back in the Roaring Nineties, this theory proceeds, the stock market was predictable, albeit insane, and the state of the economy was reassuringly obvious, though no one was entirely clear why.
2 Reassuringly broad around the waist himself, the host of BBC ONE's Diet Trials is also famous as GMTV's avuncular anchorman.
Yet while he is obviously transported by the transcendent grandeur of his observations, the silhouettes of buildings and trees that often jut from the margins of his images reveal a reassuringly earthbound willingness to take the rough with the smooth.