confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm(verb)
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
"his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear(verb)
to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
"Before God I swear I am innocent"
say yes to
To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.
She affirmed that she would go when I asked her.
To support or encourage
They did everything they could to affirm the children's self-confidence.
to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appellate court for review
to assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true; -- opposed to deny
to declare, as a fact, solemnly, under judicial sanction. See Affirmation, 4
to declare or assert positively
to make a solemn declaration, before an authorized magistrate or tribunal, under the penalties of perjury; to testify by affirmation
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. affirmāre—ad, firmus, firm. See Firm.]
The numerical value of affirm in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of affirm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of affirm in a Sentence
The artist has one function--to affirm and glorify life.
We are hopeful the Supreme Court will uphold the freedom of the people to affirm marriage.
We will appeal the ruling with the hope that higher courts will affirm the city's authority to adopt its own minimum wage.
We urge all those who are eligible to vote to register to vote ... so that together we continue to re-affirm and deepen our democracy.
There is no greater joy on this planet than to have him as my son and for the world to understand, appreciate and affirm that he is my son.
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