re·​af·​firm | \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈfərm How to pronounce reaffirm (audio) \
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

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The first known use of reaffirm was in 1624

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English Language Learners Definition of reaffirm

: to formally state (something) again in order to emphasize that it is true


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

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