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Is it okay to say “You explanation really solved my concerns"? What are other ways to express this? Thank you!

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    Your concern/s is/are more likely to be resolved (or maybe allayed in some contexts). – FumbleFingers Feb 28 '16 at 17:43
  • There are better ways to phrase it, but your sentence has valid syntax and is clear and meaningful. Nothing wrong with it. – Hot Licks Feb 28 '16 at 19:11
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"Solve" implies a more black-and-white context—a problem is either solved, or not—whereas a concern admits of intermediate responses or responses of indeterminate magnitude—it may be "addressed" (giving no information as to the success of the response), or "ameliorated" (indicating a reduction of concern). To connote a fully successful response, you might say “Your explanation really allayed my concerns."

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If you're sure that you no longer have that concern, perhaps you could say that.

You may also try:

Dispel

to make (something, such as a belief, feeling, or idea) go away or end.

There's also a related SE post by @FumbleFingers explaining why allay is the better option here as in allay someone's concerns

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    I was reminded in reviewing that thread that "alleviated" and "assuaged" also occupy positions along the continuum of possibilities. (What is it with "concerns" and verbs beginning with "A?") – DaveM Feb 28 '16 at 18:18
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I'd say "your explanation really addressed my concerns"

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