re·​con·​firm | \ ˌrē-kən-ˈfərm How to pronounce reconfirm (audio) \
reconfirmed; reconfirming; reconfirms

Definition of reconfirm

transitive verb

: to confirm again also : to establish more strongly

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Other Words from reconfirm

reconfirmation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌkän-​fər-​ˈmā-​shən How to pronounce reconfirmation (audio) \ noun

Examples of reconfirm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 12 people who initially tested positive at Campus Health will also have an antigen test to reconfirm their results, the statement said. Audrey Jensen, The Arizona Republic, "University of Arizona COVID-19 retesting finds 15 false positives in tests from 1 day," 8 Sep. 2020 Don't wait until the day before or week of your trip to reconfirm. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "Airlines slash fall flights. Here's what it means if you have tickets or need to book a trip," 31 Aug. 2020 The Tuesday blog post reconfirmed the console is still slated for release during the holiday season this year. Shannon Liao, CNN, "Sony unveils its new PlayStation 5 controller, the DualSense," 7 Apr. 2020 Rafael Nadal won his 12th French Open singles title, reconfirming his singular brilliance on clay but also extending the dominance of a trio of transcendent champions in their thirties. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "While the Women’s Game Is in Upheaval, the Big 3 Men Still Dominate," 10 June 2019 Starting right now: Nail down your guest list, reconfirming with relatives who will be visiting from out of town. oregonlive, "Cut Thanksgiving stress with this handy holiday checklist," 13 Nov. 2019 The real difference is that active surveillance involves repeating the biopsy at least one time in the future, to reconfirm that the cancer has not converted to a more aggressive cancer. Jon Kelvey,, "For low-risk prostate cancer, active surveillance often beats surgery," 16 Oct. 2019 This new research also reconfirms the long established understanding that there is no conclusive degree to which nature or nurture influence how a gay or lesbian person behaves.’’ There are limitations to the new research. Lindsey Bever,, "There’s no ‘gay gene,’ but genetics are linked to same-sex behavior, new study says," 29 Aug. 2019 After his initial term, Galvin was reconfirmed by the City Council last month. Tim Logan,, "Zoning board member resigns amid bribery scandal," 8 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of reconfirm

1587, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reconfirm was in 1587

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11 Sep 2020

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“Reconfirm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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