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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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Shares rose almost 10 per cent after the brief update, which Numis Securities described as reassuring. The broker left its full-year profits forecast of pounds 801million untouched, 12 per cent growth on a year earlier.
Shares rose almost 10% after the brief update, which Numis Securities described as reassuring. The broker left its full-year profits forecast of pounds 801m untouched, a figure representing 12% growth on a year earlier.
Such press releases can also be distributed to customers themselves as a way of reassuring them about the institution's stability.
But the afternoon chats were all about reassuring them that the future was a rosy one.
"However, at a meeting led by the leader of the council with all elected members across the city last week, the members were tasked with reassuring their own communities that everything was being done to support the police in their role of combating extremism."
Then Smith rallied the group, reassuring them, as she recalls, that "politics shouldn't be an obstacle to promoting culture." Drawing on her knowledge of the city's history (she's the author of a book, a musical, and high-school curriculum on the annals of municipal D.C.), Smith extolled what perfect sense it made to celebrate the French in Washington: "We're a city designed by a Frenchman, Pierre L'Enfant.
Pombo several new developments in the energy sector with a view to further reassuring the congressman of Trinidad and Tobago's continued commitment to providing a sustainable supply of LNG to the U.S.," the statement said.
Which to any spam-addled PC user is not really very reassuring at all.
Health bosses have sent letters to parents reassuring them that other children are not at risk and that no further public health action is necessary.
"Having discovered another member of this exotic family is very reassuring."