Definition of reaffirm in English:

reaffirm

verb

  • 1[reporting verb] State again strongly:

    ‘the prime minister reaffirmed his commitment to the agreement’
    [with clause] ‘he reaffirmed that it was essential to strengthen the rule of law’
    • ‘‘President Clinton reaffirmed his commitment to push the Palestinian track forward,’ he said.’
    • ‘Uzbekistan reaffirms its commitment to implement democratic reforms.’
    • ‘He said the government reaffirmed its commitment to tackling sexually transmissible and blood-borne viruses.’
    • ‘While Owens has voiced concern about civilian attempts to soften the military, his article in National Review strongly reaffirms the importance of civilian control.’
    • ‘Greece has once again reaffirmed its strong support for Bulgaria's accession to NATO and the European Union.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, in 1910 the synod of the diocese reaffirmed their commitment to completing St. Alban's.’
    • ‘With this decision, the Board reaffirms its strong commitment to the Olympic ideal of unity through sport, and fair and balanced treatment of all athletes.’
    • ‘I want to reaffirm in the strongest terms my long-term pessimism on stocks.’
    • ‘Macalester should reaffirm and continue its commitment to meeting the full demonstrated need of all admitted students.’
    • ‘The Government also reaffirmed its commitment to introduce a national bowel cancer screening programme, meeting a key demand by campaigners.’
    • ‘Government has reaffirmed its commitment to forge strong ties with the private sector in order to create employment and reduce poverty.’
    • ‘The Education Secretary today reaffirmed the Government's commitment to create more single-faith schools.’
    • ‘He also reaffirmed the Government's commitment to ensuring all NHS trusts could apply to become foundations by 2008.’
    • ‘Overnight, the two nations agreed to improve defence and counter-terrorism ties, reaffirming their joint commitment to stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.’
    • ‘This agreement reaffirms our commitment to making Hounslow a safer and nicer place to live.’
    • ‘Now I take the opportunity this morning of reaffirming the Government's commitment to that target.’
    • ‘This poem is critical of our country but it strongly reaffirms a belief in its principles and heritage.’
    • ‘It reaffirmed the commitment by the court to rebuild the levee systems prior to the next hurricane season, which is June of next year.’
    • ‘We have reaffirmed our commitment to Canadian aid.’
    • ‘A source close to the Deputy Prime Minister last night reaffirmed that a Yorkshire assembly would oversee a region-wide fire service.’
    1. 1.1[with object] Confirm the validity of (something previously established):
      ‘the election reaffirmed his position as leader’
      • ‘It has stimulated the opening of other biennials in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, thus reaffirming Cuba's position as a cultural leader within the Third World.’
      • ‘This result suggests that HA-spo 14 is phosphorylated during meiosis and reaffirms our previous data that demonstrated that the N terminus of Spo 14 is the major site of phosphorylation.’
      • ‘This study reaffirms past research which shows that alcohol misuse is strongly related to other problem behaviors including illicit drug use and delinquency.’
      • ‘Defeating the Badgers, who are ranked tenth in the nation, reaffirms Waterloo's position atop the OUA's western division as the Warriors' record now stands at a sparkling 6-2.’
      • ‘The high prevalence of fructose intolerance found among patients in our study reaffirms previous studies.’
      • ‘It was hard, but it was good because it reaffirmed my commitment to simplifying our lives, to making this enormous move, to making a real change.’
      • ‘In 1740 she returned to the stage where she spent ten successful years dancing in 78 ballets, and reaffirming her position as queen of the Paris Opera.’
      • ‘I think it marks an exciting new era for the show, which will see it reaffirming its position as the definitive show for pop music lovers of every generation.’
      • ‘It was an encore to Athens-the chance for the established breed to reaffirm elite standing.’
      • ‘The April and July elections reaffirmed the strength of moderate Islam in Indonesia.’
      • ‘Bulgaria reaffirmed its leading position at the Canoe / Kayak World Championship in Seville, Spain.’
      • ‘Although the Pontiff is the universal leader of more than a billion Catholics, the election reaffirms the intimate link between the Papacy and the eternal city.’
      • ‘The bill reaffirms New Zealand's commitment to providing a strong intellectual property regime that offers clarity for users and fully complies with New Zealand's obligations internationally.’
      • ‘For one thing, they require you to think on your feet and call on all your resources to get past them, reaffirming your commitment.’
      • ‘Indigenous and government agencies are reaffirming their commitment today to a project to prevent youth cyclical offending in Geraldton.’
      • ‘This act of Congress reaffirms our commitment to the environment.’
      • ‘Cuba is reaffirming its position, its ideals, its objectives.’
      • ‘Tiffin Girls' School reaffirmed its position as the borough's best with more than half of all exams sat resulting in the highest A * grade.’
      • ‘We said wouldn't it be a great way of reaffirming our commitment to each other through a legal wedding ceremony, ‘he said.’’
      • ‘It reaffirms a commitment to religious freedom at home and abroad.’
      affirm, reaffirm, assert, reassert, give an assurance, assure someone, repeat, say again, state again, pledge, promise, guarantee
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Pronunciation:

reaffirm

/riːəˈfəːm/