Definition of Affirm in English :

Define Affirm in English

Affirm meaning in English

Meaning of Affirm in English

Pronunciation of Affirm in English

Affirm pronunciation in English

Pronounce Affirm in English


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1. affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

Example Sentences:
'his story confirmed my doubts'
'The evidence supports the defendant'

2. affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify

to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

Example Sentences:
'Before God I swear I am innocent'

3. affirm

say yes to

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (mainly tr)
1. (may take a clause as object)
to declare to be true; assert positively
to uphold, confirm, or ratify
3. (intransitive) law
to make an affirmation

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verb transitive
to say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
see also deny
to make valid; confirm; uphold; ratify (a law, decision, or judgment)
verb intransitive
3.  Law
to declare solemnly, but not under oath; make affirmation

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v. af·firmed, af·firm·ing, af·firms
1. To declare positively; assert to be true: a philosopher affirming the existence of free will; a document affirming that each student has completed the course.
2. To declare support for or belief in: affirm the right to self-determination.
3. Law To rule (a court decision) to have been correct; confirm: The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's decision.
To assert that one will give true testimony equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.

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