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re- +‎ affirm


  • IPA(key): /ɹiːəˈfɜː(ɹ)m/
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reaffirm (third-person singular simple present reaffirms, present participle reaffirming, simple past and past participle reaffirmed)

  1. To affirm again.
    • 2022 February 15, Hideya Kurata, “[Research Reports] "Ad Hoc US-China Concert" on the Korean Peninsula and the Taiwan Strait Issue”, in Japan Institute of International Affairs[1], archived from the original on 19 March 2022[2]:
      Amid the heightened tensions in the Taiwan Strait, the Japan-US "2+2" (Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting) joint statement issued in Tokyo on March 16, 2021 noted that "the ministers underscored the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait". Needless to say, this statement was made with the "Taiwan clause" in mind, which labels "the maintenance of peace and security in the Taiwan region" a "most important factor" for the security of Japan. The "Taiwan clause," which unlike the "Korea clause" had not been renewed since the 1969 Japan-US Joint Statement, was thereby reaffirmed after more than half a century.
  2. To bolster or support.
    The recent tragedy served only to reaffirm his faith.


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