What does AFFIRM mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

    "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

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

    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

    "Before God I swear I am innocent"

  3. affirmverb

    say yes to


  1. affirmverb

    To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.

    She affirmed that she would go when I asked her.

  2. affirmverb

    To support or encourage

    They did everything they could to affirm the children's self-confidence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affirmverb

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

  2. Affirmverb

    to assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true; -- opposed to deny

  3. Affirmverb

    to declare, as a fact, solemnly, under judicial sanction. See Affirmation, 4

  4. Affirmverb

    to declare or assert positively

  5. Affirmverb

    to make a solemn declaration, before an authorized magistrate or tribunal, under the penalties of perjury; to testify by affirmation

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Affirm

    af-fėrm′, v.t. to assert confidently or positively: to ratify a judgment: to confirm or maintain a statement of one's own or another's: (log.) to make a statement in the affirmative: (law) to make a formal declaration or affirmation, without an oath.—adj. Affirm′able, that may be affirmed (with of).—n. Affirm′ance, affirmation, assertion, confirmation.—adj. Affirm′ant—also n., one who affirms.—n. Affirmā′tion, act of asserting: that which is affirmed: (law) the solemn declaration made by Quakers and others incapable of taking an oath.—adj. and n. Affirm′ative, that affirms or asserts: positive, not negative: dogmatic.—adv. Affirm′atively.—adj. Affirm′atory. [O. Fr. afermer—L. affirmāread, firmus, firm. See Firm.]

Editors Contribution

  1. affirm

    To feel, know, understand, think and speak the universes truth or our truth positively with confidence.

    They do affirm their love for each other on their wedding day.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  
  2. affirm

    To think and speak loving, kind, motivating and positive thoughts and words relating to ourselves or a team.

    We love ourselves and affirm loving, kind and motivating words to change our thoughts and outcomes.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 6, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of AFFIRM in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of AFFIRM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of AFFIRM in a Sentence

  1. Alan Ruskin:

    The most sensitive comments will revolve around whether Powell is willing to reaffirm a view that the easing cycle is a 'mid-cycle adjustment' or align more closely to market thinking, if he sticks to the old language as is most likely, it would affirm that he is still confident that the strength of consumption, in combination with modest Fed easing, will be sufficient to keep the recovery broadly on track.

  2. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell:

    Today we affirm that we refuse to forget our past. We accept the responsibility of tearing down the barriers that face so many of our neighbors as a result of the abhorrent laws and practices carried out against African-Americans.

  3. The ACLU:

    The law bans the care only when provided to affirm the gender of transgender youth, such brazen discrimination cannot be reconciled with the Constitution.

  4. Flip Flippen:

    They don't celebrate or affirm their people. They don't act respectfully toward them. They don't know how to apologize. And they want everything yesterday.

  5. Scott Walker:

    My criteria when evaluating these bills were simple : Do they improve transparency ? Do they increase accountability ? Do they affirm stability ? And do they protect the taxpayers ? The answer is yes.

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