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/ ˌriːəˈfɜːm /


  1. to affirm (a claim, etc) again; reassert

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Derived Forms

  • ˌreaffirˈmation, noun

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Example Sentences

This second time of stating our vows, when I placed a ring on Clayton’s finger and reaffirmed my commitment “to have and to hold … from this day forward through all our life together,” our son lunged from my arms into Clayton’s.

The last six months have just reaffirmed that those are great routes.

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The Defense Department reaffirmed its decision to award Microsoft a $10 billion cloud-computing contract after a re-evaluation.

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We reaffirm our commitment to remain engaged with the three countries until they reach agreement.

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The process of reaffirming voting as every US adult’s right has been one of naming the obstacles to its exercise, and stating that they should not exist.

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In black-ish, Dre reacts by trying to reaffirm his blackness within his home.

Gulnara felt compelled to reaffirm her disinterest in political ambitions, via tweet, several weeks ago.

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.

Frank: It certainly helps reaffirm our argument—on several fronts.

The official and authorised prayers of the principal denominations, even to-day, reaffirm it.

In each generation the Christian is called upon to reaffirm his faith in the power of persons living in relation to God and man.

Society cares more for the products they manufacture than for their immemorial ability to reaffirm the charm of existence.

If you do name her, I shall reaffirm the truth of her statements, as in the absence of her husband I am her nearest relative.

Is that about what you said or do you wish to reaffirm it in another way?


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More About 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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  • reaffirmation (noun)

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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.



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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of reaffirm?

A. restate
B. renounce
C. repeat
D. confirm