reaffirm

verb
re·af·firm | \(ˌ)rē-ə-ˈfərm \
reaffirmed; reaffirming; reaffirms

Definition of reaffirm 

transitive verb

: to affirm (something) again especially so as to strengthen or confirm reaffirming the defendant's innocence reaffirm the validity of a debt a story that reaffirmed her belief in the goodness of humanity

First Known Use of reaffirm

1624, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about reaffirm

Statistics for reaffirm

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for reaffirm

The first known use of reaffirm was in 1624

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for reaffirm

reaffirm

transitive verb
re·af·firm | \ˌrē-ə-ˈfərm\

Legal Definition of reaffirm 

1 : to affirm again

2 : to agree to the payment of (a dischargeable debt) with a creditor prior to the discharge of debts in bankruptcy reaffirmed her debt in order to keep her car

Other Words from reaffirm

reaffirmation \-ˌa-fər-ˈmā-shən \ noun

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on reaffirm

Spanish Central: Translation of reaffirm

Nglish: Translation of reaffirm for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of reaffirm for Arabic Speakers

Comments on reaffirm

What made you want to look up reaffirm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!