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

transitive verb

: to confirm again
also : to establish more strongly
reconfirmation noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The congress is expected to reconfirm Xi as party general secretary, China’s most powerful post, as well as chairman of the Central Military Commission. Reuters, NBC News, 16 Oct. 2022 Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to support Taiwan against Beijing is likely to reconfirm his worldview that the United States and its allies are ready to exploit any potential weakness — and that China must always show steely vigilance. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2022 To mark this milestone year, a commemorative project aiming to reconfirm the beloved venue’s historical role and value while handing it down to future generations will take place from April to November next year. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 25 Apr. 2022 In open session, the board held a public hearing on whether to reconfirm its choice of final trustee area Map 8. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Apr. 2022 Also, before making your way out to the wineries, be sure to plan ahead: make reservations and call to reconfirm. Rachel King, Fortune, 26 Sep. 2021 The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, according to transportation department terms, must also reconfirm its support for a passenger rail link from the airport’s train station to Tampa. Kevin Spear,, 2 Mar. 2021 The group wants the governor to invoke a five-step directive that would start with prompting the St. Johns River Water Management District to solidify and reconfirm details of a long-standing restoration plan. Kevin Spear,, 5 Mar. 2021 To reconfirm Gilbert as the nexus of the basketball's orbit, the seventh annual Lady Extravaganza high school girls basketball tournament which hosted eight teams was held at Mesquite and South Valley Junior High Schools in Gilbert over the weekend. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 28 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reconfirm was in 1587

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Cite this Entry

“Reconfirm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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re·​con·​firm ˌrē-kən-ˈfərm How to pronounce reconfirm (audio)
: to confirm again
: to establish more strongly
reconfirmation noun
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