Definition of reaffirm in US English:

reaffirm

verb

  • 1reporting verb State again as a fact; assert 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’
    • ‘Macalester should reaffirm and continue its commitment to meeting the full demonstrated need of all admitted students.’
    • ‘Government has reaffirmed its commitment to forge strong ties with the private sector in order to create employment and reduce poverty.’
    • ‘He also reaffirmed the Government's commitment to ensuring all NHS trusts could apply to become foundations by 2008.’
    • ‘A source close to the Deputy Prime Minister last night reaffirmed that a Yorkshire assembly would oversee a region-wide fire service.’
    • ‘The Education Secretary today reaffirmed the Government's commitment to create more single-faith schools.’
    • ‘I want to reaffirm in the strongest terms my long-term pessimism on stocks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘President Clinton reaffirmed his commitment to push the Palestinian track forward,’ he said.’
    • ‘It reaffirmed the commitment by the court to rebuild the levee systems prior to the next hurricane season, which is June of next year.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This poem is critical of our country but it strongly reaffirms a belief in its principles and heritage.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, in 1910 the synod of the diocese reaffirmed their commitment to completing St. Alban's.’
    • ‘Now I take the opportunity this morning of reaffirming the Government's commitment to that target.’
    • ‘This agreement reaffirms our commitment to making Hounslow a safer and nicer place to live.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Government also reaffirmed its commitment to introduce a national bowel cancer screening programme, meeting a key demand by campaigners.’
    • ‘Greece has once again reaffirmed its strong support for Bulgaria's accession to NATO and the European Union.’
    • ‘We have reaffirmed our commitment to Canadian aid.’
    • ‘Uzbekistan reaffirms its commitment to implement democratic reforms.’
    1. 1.1with object Confirm the validity or correctness of (something previously established)
      ‘the election reaffirmed his position as leader’
      • ‘The April and July elections reaffirmed the strength of moderate Islam in Indonesia.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This study reaffirms past research which shows that alcohol misuse is strongly related to other problem behaviors including illicit drug use and delinquency.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This act of Congress reaffirms our commitment to the environment.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Bulgaria reaffirmed its leading position at the Canoe / Kayak World Championship in Seville, Spain.’
      • ‘It was an encore to Athens-the chance for the established breed to reaffirm elite standing.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It reaffirms a commitment to religious freedom at home and abroad.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘For one thing, they require you to think on your feet and call on all your resources to get past them, reaffirming your commitment.’
      • ‘Cuba is reaffirming its position, its ideals, its objectives.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Indigenous and government agencies are reaffirming their commitment today to a project to prevent youth cyclical offending in Geraldton.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘We said wouldn't it be a great way of reaffirming our commitment to each other through a legal wedding ceremony, ‘he said.’’
      • ‘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.’
      affirm, assert, reassert, give an assurance, assure someone, repeat, say again, state again, pledge, promise, guarantee
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Pronunciation

reaffirm

/ˌriəˈfərm//ˌrēəˈfərm/