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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
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.
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.
You can't do it" TV chef Jamie Oliver "The United Kingdom is an imperial creation, invented after Scotland had been almost bankrupted by a crackpot attempt to create an empire of its own" Journalist Jeremy Paxman "She is like a bottle of champagne waiting to pop, and it ain't cheap champagne, either, believe me" Singer Jason Donovan on Nancy Dell'Olio, a fellow contestant on Strictly Come Dancing "I could have done without being an English pear shape, always having to turn sideways to the camera"Writer and former model Sandra Howard, wife of Lord Howard, the ex-Tory leader "I was always aware of being reassuringly unattractive" Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton "American people think I am posh even though I'm really not.
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.
Its origin is Lepcio's own experience of losing her sister, represented in the script as the reassuringly capable Lauren, who refuses to slow down--or let younger sis Eloisa postpone her own dreams--when she finds a lump in her breast.
Reassuringly, they say that few doctors are actually killed by their patients, but, less comforting, thousands are attacked and injured.