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Definition of reassert verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    reassert

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reassert