When you state a fact or opinion confidently, and then say it again with equal force, you reassert it. You can also reassert forceful behavior, like when a teacher reasserts control over a rowdy classroom.

You might reassert your belief that one presidential candidate is much better than another, or reassert your innocence when a question of someone stealing cookies from your grandparents' cookie jar is raised more than once. You can also reassert authority, the way a librarian does, hushing a conversation that's become too loud and boisterous again. Reassert adds the "again" prefix re- to assert, from the Latin asserere, "claim, maintain, or affirm."

Definitions of reassert
  1. verb
    strengthen or make more firm
    synonyms: confirm
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    maintain, uphold
    support against an opponent
    justify, warrant
    show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
    attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)
    corroborate, validate
    give evidence for
    confirm again
    justify, vindicate
    show to be right by providing justification or proof
    give circumstantial evidence for
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    say yes to
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