re·​con·​firm | \ˌrē-kən-ˈfərm \
reconfirmed; reconfirming; reconfirms

Definition of reconfirm 

transitive verb

: to confirm again also : to establish more strongly

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reconfirmation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌkän-​fər-​ˈmā-​shən \ noun

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South and North would reconfirm their will to achieve denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Hyuk Kim, Washington Post, "What will North and South Korean leaders talk about tomorrow? Here’s a cheat sheet.," 26 Apr. 2018 Such areas also experienced a surge in their share of Yelp reviews by visitors to New York, a measure that researchers said reconfirmed their employment findings. Tracy Jan,, "Study suggests white neigborhoods see more economic benefits from Airbnb," 12 July 2018 At its subsequent meetings, the FATF has reconfirmed this suspension, despite noting as recently as February that Iran had a raft of material outstanding deficiencies. Tom Keatinge, Time, "Another Death Knell for the Iran Nuclear Deal," 4 July 2018 There is a trend, reconfirmed by today’s NHIS survey data, of more Americans buying high-deductible policies requiring them to pay a hefty sum before their benefits fully kick in. Washington Post, "The Health 202: Trump's moves haven't yet significantly decreased the number of people with health insurance," 22 May 2018 The public clearly sees little point in signing up: just 80,000 of the 2.5m former members of the Democrat party, the country’s oldest, chose to reconfirm their status. The Economist, "Thailand’s ruling junta is preparing to hold an election—and to win it," 17 May 2018 In the statement, the company also reconfirmed exactly how many people had been impacted, breaking it down by specific data elements. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Equifax Says Over 56,000 Drivers Licenses, Passports, and More Were Also Stolen," 8 May 2018 Sobriety must be verified by the caseworker and reconfirmed by the member. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "A Run to Get a Buddy Back on Track," 28 Apr. 2018 Still, its coverage of the summit meeting reconfirmed North Korea’s dramatic shift from raising tensions through weapons tests to creating a reconciliatory mood through high-profile meetings that would have been unthinkable just several months ago. Choe Sang-hun,, "North Korean news outlets fawn over Kim but offer few clues on nuclear plan," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of reconfirm

1587, in the meaning defined above

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to express warning or disapproval

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