Definition of Affirm

1. Verb. Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts. "The evidence supports the defendant"

2. Verb. To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true. "They affirm that there was a traffic accident "; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
Exact synonyms: Assert, Aver, Avow, Swan, Swear, Verify
Specialized synonyms: Hold, Claim, Take, Attest, Declare, Protest, Assure, Tell
Generic synonyms: Declare
Derivative terms: Affirmation, Affirmation, Affirmer, Assertable, Asserter, Assertion, Averment, Avowal, Avower, Swearer, Swearing

3. Verb. Say yes to.
Specialized synonyms: Claim, Reaffirm, Confirm, Reassert, Defend, Maintain
Derivative terms: Affirmation, Affirmative, Affirmatory

Definition of Affirm

1. v. t. to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appellate court for review.

2. v. i. To declare or assert positively.

Definition of Affirm

1. Verb. To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively. ¹

2. Verb. To support or encourage ¹

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Definition of Affirm

1. to state positively [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Affirm

affinity adsorbent
affinity antibody
affinity chromatography
affinity column
affinity fraud
affinity labeling
affinity labels
affinity reagent
affinity reagents
affinity tag
affirm (current term)
affirmative action
affirmative actions
affirmative defense
affirmative pleading

Literary usage of Affirm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1828)
"I affirm, tha' the Calvinistic doctrine of predestination is confuted by Bishop Tomline, ... I affirm, that they have removed communion-tables and fonts, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1827)
"The statute of William III, was not statute 10 & 11 to affirm that decision. It did by implication affirm it: but was not to af- Wil. III.c. ..."

3. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, obey, SEC. 2. The foregoing oath shall be administered by some person authorized to administer oaths ..."

4. Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (1895)
"I dare not affirm that; but this I must own, that I never heard of one of them that ever appeared after the calamity was over. ..."

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