- 1reassert something to make other people recognize again your right or authority to do something, after a period when this has been in doubt She found it necessary to reassert her position.
- 2reassert itself to start to have an effect again, after a period of not having any effect He thought about giving up his job, but then common sense reasserted itself.
- 3to state again, clearly and firmly, that something is true reassert that… He reasserted that all parties should be involved in the talks. reassert something Traditional values have been reasserted.
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈsɜːt//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈsɜːrt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reassert
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈsɜːt//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈsɜːrt//he / she / it reasserts
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈsɜːts//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈsɜːrts//past simple reasserted
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈsɜːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈsɜːrtɪd//past participle reasserted
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈsɜːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈsɜːrtɪd//-ing form reasserting
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈsɜːtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈsɜːrtɪŋ//