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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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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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Both cars look reassuringly grown up and feature mature detailing, as well as some sophisticated hi-tech kit with a touch screen
They were obviously not the most expensive and people can have this perception that rose sits in a lower-price bracket than other wines, and a bit of a mish-mash, but I can assure you that there are wonderful and reassuringly posh quality pinks out there that have a lot of care and attention lavished on them.
In Post Life Secret food, the funniest play in the English language and a new era for museums In Post Property Reassuringly low bills, an innovative apartment and grandeur at Amber House A chat with Natasha Kaplinsky - the host of this year's Post business awards Page 6 A look around work at The Grand Hotel - one of the city's most cherished buildings Pages 8-9 Liam Byrne writes about the importance of pushing for a better relationship with China Page 16 A city graduate has become one of the youngest people to be honoured by the Queen Page 19 LETTERS PAGES 28-29 NEIL ELKES PAGE 30 JONATHAN WALKER PAGE 31 STEVEN McCABE PAGE 33 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PAGES 34-35 PERSONAL FINANCE PAGE 36 LEGAL PAGE 38 FINANCE PAGE 39 CREATIVE PAGE 40 SPORT PAGES 47-51
Blaenau Ffestiniog on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park is a beacon of light against a reassuringly dark hinterland.
The list of tax incentives is reassuringly long and can be very diverse depending on a business' position in the supply chain.
They are made using AA-grade materials, without joins, and are reassuringly heavy.
The Microplush Heated Throw ($49.99) is ultra-soft and reassuringly warm, using the exclusive Thermo-Fine warming system that senses and adjusts, delivering even heat.
The reassuringly cotton-voiced oasis that is Terry Wogan (who, strangely enough, was always the best thing about Eurovision) will again be orchestrating the potential chaos that is a live broadcast of this magnitude, while guests include the likes of Gary Barlow, Tinchy Stryder, Ms Dynamite, the Strictly judges and N-Dubz's Tulisa.
An increasingly nervous Jack decides that he can spend the night in the den alone to face the scary night noises of 'beasties'--until reassuringly rescued by his loving parents.
"Reassuringly familiar in styling, Havana shows how man-made wicker can be used to best effect," the company said.
The new jobs have been predominantly full-time and, reassuringly, of good quality.
And as today's first report shows, reassuringly there has been a string of hugely positive announcements in recent weeks.
Last spring, designer Damian van Zyll de Jong decided the stuff could use a boost, creating a line of shoes built to reap the benefits of its super lightweight and reassuringly odor-resistant properties.
However, it was also reassuringly clear they will not tolerate behaviour deemed to be anti-social."
And apart from the slightly disconcerting silence, everything about my experience was reassuringly normal.