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reassure (one) about (something)

To make one feel confident or assured about something; to remove one's doubt or misgivings about something. I tried to reassure Sarah about her relationship with Tom, but I could tell she wasn't convinced. You'll need to reassure them about the security of their investment after such a disappointing fiscal quarter.
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reassure (one) of (something)

To make one feel confident or assured about something; to make a promise or guarantee about something to one. They went to great lengths to reassure me of the security of my job after the completion of the merger. He reassured me of his devotion to our marriage.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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were Chief "We have arrests and as and officers Any We made seven arrests in 24 hours which should provide some reassurance to local people Det Ch Insp Paul Knox
The CHAMP (cognitive behaviour therapy for health anxiety in medical patients) study examines the effectiveness of CBT-HA, a modified form of CBT targeted at people who worry excessively about their health and frequently seek reassurance and diagnosis from doctors.
"Fires of this severity are extremely rare, however we would like to issue some advice and reassurance."
This in an article that emphasises the need for empathy and reassurance. The language used in the paragraph is stigmatising, with no consideration of the distress and fear this woman was likely experiencing.
The telephone reassurance service provider Iamfine sees this growth as validation of an elder care market need and an sign for the future of services for the aging.
THE leader of Carmarthenshire Council has welcomed the reassurance from S4C that the planned move to Carmarthen will still go ahead.
It was, at the time, a useful legend because many needed reassurance that the conflict was morally just and the accounts suggested that our participation was blessed by the Almighty and that's something with great resonance at the time.
According to the British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond, the Typhoons will provide reassurance to NATO's allies in eastern Europe and the Baltic states, the statement on the UK's Defense Ministry website said.
FIRE crews will visit more than 300 homes as part of a reassurance campaign after a house fire in Mossley Hill.
Le Centre africain des risques catastrophiques et la Societe centrale de reassurance organisent du 29 au 31 janvier 2014 a Marrakech le congres international sur l'assurance et la reassurance des risques agricoles.
In the research, 219 people suffering from health anxiety got an average of six sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy while 225 received reassurance and support.
The doctors, primary care physicians in Baltimore, said less things to these patients to convey "empathy, legitimation, concern, reassurance, partnership, and self-disclosure" during the course of a patient visit.
Britain's FTSE 100 gained on Friday, with central bankers offering some reassurance that stimulus will stay for a while yet, and some investors seeing value after the market's steepest fall in a year the previous day.
Generali's CFO confirmed in November 2012 that his company was seeking buyers for BSI and Generali USA Life Reassurance Co.