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    Default Rest assured

    Hi,

    Rest assured, the problem has been entirely resolved and we've taken steps to ensure it won't happen again.

    What does "rest assured" mean?

    Does it mean "Don't worry"?

    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: Rest assured

    IMO, yes. It can have other minute implications depending on the context, I'd say. And I would also say it's somewhat formal.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Rest assured

    It can also mean 'There is no need for concern' (not exactly the same, but pretty close). A common framework for this expression is 'You can rest assured that...[e.g. the police are dealing with this situation]'

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    Default Re: Rest assured

    You can feel safe in the knowledge that ...
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Rest assured

    Don't lose any sleep over it.

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    Default Re: Rest assured

    Can the phrase "rest assured" also be interpreted as:
    "I/We assure you that there's no problem..." or
    "You can be sure that there's no problem..."?
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Default Re: Rest assured

    Yes.

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