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Derived forms of reaffirmreaffirmation, noun
Words nearby reaffirm
What does reaffirm mean?
To reaffirm something is to state or confirm it again.
It can also mean to uphold, maintain, or stand by something.
The word is sometimes used in a legal context to refer to a court upholding a ruling or a precedent. The words affirm and confirm are also used in such cases.
Example: At the press conference, the senator reaffirmed her commitment to helping small business owners.
Where does reaffirm come from?
The first records of reaffirm come from the 1600s. The word affirm is recorded earlier, in the 1300s, and comes from the Latin word affirmāre, meaning “to make firm.”
Things that are reaffirmed are often made stronger or clearer. A persuasive essay might reaffirm your belief in something. Sometimes, reaffirm means making a statement, especially a formal one. In politics, it’s common to hear politicians talk about reaffirming their commitment to a certain policy. Sometimes, reaffirm means to take action that reinforces something. You could reaffirm your love for someone by making the extra effort to make them happy. Sometimes, things are reaffirmed to make sure they’re not forgotten. Some people reaffirm their self-worth each day by saying positive things about themselves. When courts reaffirm decisions, they uphold them by agreeing with them. In all cases, reaffirming involves repeating what has been done or said before.
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What are some other forms of reaffirm?
- reaffirmation (noun)
What are some synonyms for reaffirm?
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How is reaffirm used in real life?
Reaffirm is a common word that’s used in all kinds of contexts. All of them deal with repeating or restating something to emphasize it or make some other kind of impact.
As we observe the 50th anniversary of #EarthDay, we reaffirm our commitment to using our unique perspective from space to help protect and improve life around the world: https://t.co/7BxZcK1oNN#EarthDayAtHome pic.twitter.com/yLIGNtdmwp
— NASA (@NASA) April 20, 2020
Today marks the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. On this solemn day we reaffirm our commitment to a world where this type of atrocity never happens again. We will never forget. 🇦🇲
— Greg Fergus (@GregFergus) April 24, 2020
occasionally popping on to twitter to simply reaffirm all of my pre-existing thoughts and biases
— Citizen Shane (@ShaneSheehy) April 20, 2020
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of reaffirm?
Example sentences from the Web for reaffirm
In black-ish, Dre reacts by trying to reaffirm his blackness within his home.‘black-ish’ Keeps It Real about the Invisible Black Man|Judnick Mayard|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gulnara felt compelled to reaffirm her disinterest in political ambitions, via tweet, several weeks ago.Gulnara Karimova’s Tweets Hint at Uzbek Power Struggle|Anonymous|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Today we must reaffirm that our future will be determined by people like Chris Stevens, and not by his killers.
I think that's probably one of the most difficult things about addiction; I must reaffirm that I am an addict all the time.Jennie Ketcham Interview: Recovering From Sex Addiction|Rachel Kramer Bussel|July 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
An opportunity to reaffirm our friendships, renew our commitments, and reflect on the values we cherish.
Toward the close of his life he took occasion to reaffirm them.James Fenimore Cooper|Thomas R. Lounsbury
In each generation the Christian is called upon to reaffirm his faith in the power of persons living in relation to God and man.Herein is Love|Reuel L. Howe
I want to reaffirm my belief in the soundness and the promise of this proposal.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman|Harry S. Truman
Its mission is not to deny the past but to reaffirm it and explain it, all of it; and to-day too, and to-morrow too.Selected Works of Voltairine de Cleyre|Voltairine de Cleyre
The proposal of Butler's report simply to reaffirm the Cincinnati platform was supported by only 105 ayes to 198 noes.Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2|John George Nicolay and John Hay