re·​as·​ser·​tion (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈsər-shən How to pronounce reassertion (audio)
plural reassertions
: the act or an instance of reasserting something : a second or fresh assertion
It was, however, a reassertion of an American stake in both the conduct and the outcome of the war.Charles Krauthammer

Examples of reassertion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, Putin’s foreign policy is based on a reassertion of Russian power. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2022 This will happen most quickly through a reassertion of America’s democratic leadership internationally but will hopefully extend to efforts to restore trust in institutions. Francis Fukuyama, WSJ, 15 Dec. 2020 Instead, Xi calls for a massive military buildup, the reassertion of Chinese Communist Party control and an economic policy based on self-reliance. Michael Beckley, The Conversation, 17 Nov. 2023 German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck’s video condemning anti-Semitism was a bracing reassertion of each of those prerogatives of sovereignty. WSJ, 14 Nov. 2023 Two wars, each with high stakes and painful costs, are together posing a critical test of President Joe Biden’s core foreign policy vision: a vigorous reassertion of America’s post-World War II role as global leader. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Nov. 2023 While some designers worked with this new tool on various levels, perhaps the most powerful response was a reassertion of the hand, with materials being crunched and sculpted into beautiful tactile volumes. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 10 Oct. 2023 Its organizers made clear that the march was not a commemoration, but a reassertion of the demands made at the memorial in 1963. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2023 For many of Russia’s elites, the crash signaled the president’s reassertion of control and highlighted the ominous consequences of disloyalty in an increasingly authoritarian state with a long history of jailing, killing or poisoning its critics. Francesca Ebel, Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reassertion was in 1653

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“Reassertion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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