Definition of reaffirm in English:


Line breaks: re|affirm
Pronunciation: /riːəˈfəːm


[reporting verb]
1State 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
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  • 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.
  • We have reaffirmed our commitment to Canadian aid.
  • Macalester should reaffirm and continue its commitment to meeting the full demonstrated need of all admitted students.
1.1 [with object] Confirm the validity of (something previously established): the election reaffirmed his position as leader
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  • It was an encore to Athens-the chance for the established breed to reaffirm elite standing.
  • 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.
  • The April and July elections reaffirmed the strength of moderate Islam in Indonesia.



Pronunciation: /-ˌafəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • Personal responsibility, intense work ethic for the love of the work and originality were just a few of these reaffirmations for me.
  • I think a lot of Americans know, because they experience it every day in their homes, in their neighborhoods, in their schools, that this country needs to have a period of moral reaffirmation.
  • I believe strongly that Black History Month should be the reaffirmation of struggle and determination to change attitudes and heighten the understanding of the African experience.

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