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Definition of reassurance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] reassurance (that…) the fact of giving advice or help that takes away a person's fears or doubts to give/provide/offer reassurance Teenagers need love, encouragement, and reassurance from their parents. She is very insecure and constantly seeks reassurance that he loves her.
  2. 2[countable] reassurance (that…) something that is said or done to take away a person's fears or doubts We were given reassurances that the water was safe to drink.
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