a little

Consumers need a little reassurance after all this bad publicity.


She received little reassurance or sympathy.


Continual calm reassurance should be given.


A negative test result may give false reassurance.


We have had some reassurances from the council that the building will be saved.

need, want
look for, seek

He glanced at her, seeking reassurance.

find, get, receive

She found reassurance in the high attendance at her lectures.

bring (sb), give (sb), offer (sb), provide (sb with)

A system of beliefs can bring you reassurance at times of stress.

despite reassurance

She kept looking in the mirror despite my constant reassurances that her hair looked fine.

for reassurance

He held onto her hand for reassurance.

in reassurance

I patted her shoulder in reassurance.

reassurance about, reassurance on

The company tried to offer reassurance on the safety of its products.

reassurance from

reassurances from the researchers about their work

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • réassurance — [ reasyrɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1661; de réassurer ♦ Dr. Opération par laquelle un assureur fait garantir par un autre assureur (⇒ réassureur) tout ou partie des risques qu il a lui même couverts. Prime de réassurance. ● réassurance nom féminin Opération… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Reassurance — Re as*sur ance (r[=e] [.a]*sh[udd]r ans), n. 1. Assurance or confirmation renewed or repeated. Prynne. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Same as {Reinsurance}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reassurance — index assurance, certainty, certification (attested copy), coverage (insurance), solace, surety (certainty) …   Law dictionary

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  • reassurance — re|as|sur|ance [ˌri:əˈʃuərəns US ˈʃur ] n [U and C] something that is said or done which makes someone feel calmer and less worried or frightened about a problem ▪ Parents are looking for reassurance about their children s safety.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reassurance — [[t]ri͟ːəʃʊ͟ərəns[/t]] reassurances 1) N UNCOUNT If someone needs reassurance, they are very worried and need someone to help them stop worrying by saying kind or helpful things. She needed reassurance that she belonged somewhere... You really… …   English dictionary

  • reassurance — UK [ˌriːəˈʃʊərəns] / US [ˌrɪəˈʃʊrəns] noun Word forms reassurance : singular reassurance plural reassurances 1) [uncountable] the act of making someone feel less worried about something The child looked at her mother for reassurance. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • réassurance — (ré a su ran s ) s. f. Terme d administration. Nouvelle assurance, contrat qui intervient quand l assureur se fait assurer à lui même les risques dont il s est chargé. •   Les primes des réassurances pourront être moindres ou plus fortes que… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • reassurance — re|as|sur|ance [ ,riə ʃurəns ] noun 1. ) count an explanation or piece of advice that helps someone feel less worried: The Administration gave repeated reassurances that there was absolutely no danger to the public. 2. ) uncount the act of making …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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