verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to state something solemnly before a court or magistrate, but without oath.
- to ratify and accept a voidable transaction.
- (of an appellate court) to determine that the action of the lower court shall stand.
Origin of affirm
Examples 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
British Dictionary definitions for reaffirm (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for reaffirm (2 of 2)
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for affirm
Word Origin and History for reaffirm
c.1300, from Old French afermier (Modern French affirmer) "affirm, confirm; strengthen, consolidate," from Latin affirmare "to make steady, strengthen," figuratively "confirm, corroborate," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + firmare "strengthen, make firm," from firmus "strong" (see firm (adj.)). Spelling refashioned 16c. in French and English on Latin model. Related: Affirmed; affirming.