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’
    • ‘Greece has once again reaffirmed its strong support for Bulgaria's accession to NATO and the European Union.’
    • ‘While Owens has voiced concern about civilian attempts to soften the military, his article in National Review strongly reaffirms the importance of civilian control.’
    • ‘‘President Clinton reaffirmed his commitment to push the Palestinian track forward,’ he said.’
    • ‘Uzbekistan reaffirms its commitment to implement democratic reforms.’
    • ‘We have reaffirmed our commitment to Canadian aid.’
    • ‘The Government also reaffirmed its commitment to introduce a national bowel cancer screening programme, meeting a key demand by campaigners.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Government has reaffirmed its commitment to forge strong ties with the private sector in order to create employment and reduce poverty.’
    • ‘This agreement reaffirms our commitment to making Hounslow a safer and nicer place to live.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, in 1910 the synod of the diocese reaffirmed their commitment to completing St. Alban's.’
    • ‘This poem is critical of our country but it strongly reaffirms a belief in its principles and heritage.’
    • ‘He said the government reaffirmed its commitment to tackling sexually transmissible and blood-borne viruses.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Education Secretary today reaffirmed the Government's commitment to create more single-faith schools.’
    • ‘A source close to the Deputy Prime Minister last night reaffirmed that a Yorkshire assembly would oversee a region-wide fire service.’
    • ‘Macalester should reaffirm and continue its commitment to meeting the full demonstrated need of all admitted students.’
    • ‘He also reaffirmed the Government's commitment to ensuring all NHS trusts could apply to become foundations by 2008.’
    • ‘Now I take the opportunity this morning of reaffirming the Government's commitment to that target.’
    • ‘It reaffirmed the commitment by the court to rebuild the levee systems prior to the next hurricane season, which is June of next year.’
    1. 1.1with object Confirm the validity or correctness of (something previously established)
      ‘the election reaffirmed his position as leader’
      • ‘This study reaffirms past research which shows that alcohol misuse is strongly related to other problem behaviors including illicit drug use and delinquency.’
      • ‘It was an encore to Athens-the chance for the established breed to reaffirm elite standing.’
      • ‘It reaffirms a commitment to religious freedom at home and abroad.’
      • ‘Indigenous and government agencies are reaffirming their commitment today to a project to prevent youth cyclical offending in Geraldton.’
      • ‘The April and July elections reaffirmed the strength of moderate Islam in Indonesia.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Cuba is reaffirming its position, its ideals, its objectives.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘For one thing, they require you to think on your feet and call on all your resources to get past them, reaffirming your commitment.’
      • ‘The high prevalence of fructose intolerance found among patients in our study reaffirms previous studies.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This act of Congress reaffirms our commitment to the environment.’
      affirm, assert, reassert, give an assurance, assure someone, repeat, say again, state again, pledge, promise, guarantee
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Pronunciation

reaffirm

/ˌriəˈfərm//ˌrēəˈfərm/