What does affirm mean?

Definitions for affirm
əˈfɜrmaf·firm

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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

Wiktionary

  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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Numerology

  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. Harlan F. Stone:

    If a juror feels that the statute involved in any criminal offence is unfair, or that it infringes upon the defendant's natural god-given unalienable or constitutional rights, then it is his duty to affirm that the offending statute is really no law at all and that the violation of it is no crime at all, for no one is bound to obey an unjust law.

  2. Dennis Lockhart:

    A key point regarding inflation is that conditions have not been deteriorating, just hanging below target, on balance for me the data have been encouraging and affirm that the economy has been growing at a moderate pace.

  3. Clarence Thomas:

    , } The woman, we all know, was Anita Hill. And I was there as her story unfolded. Twenty-seven years ago, on Yom Kippur eve, I testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in my role as President of the Women's Legal Defense Fund, which became National Partnership for Women Families for Women Families. I was joined by wonderful colleagues, including Professor Patricia King of Georgetown University and Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women's Law Center. At the time I testified that Judge Clarence Thomas appeared to lack a demonstrated commitment to equal justice. I stated that Judge Clarence Thomas record cast grave doubt on Judge Clarence Thomas commitment to affirm and support fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity, the constitutional protections against gender discrimination and reproductive freedom. Judge Clarence Thomas record had shown an extensive pattern of disregard of principles of fundamental importance to women and Women Families. The ugly double standard over Kavanaughs so-called youthRead MoreOf course, the parallels between then and now are unmistakable. Shortly after my testimony, Hill's story was leaked to the press, and Anita Hill was asked to testify before the Senate. What happened next continues to be one of the most disgraceful episodes in our country's modern history. Anita Hill came before the Senate and was greeted by an all-male panel, led by Republicans who sought to prosecute Anita Hill, while Democrats, at best, remained neutral fact-finders. This phony trial resulted in a gross imbalance of power and meant that no one defended Anita Hill and no one prosecuted Judge Clarence Thomas. What was on trial was not the fitness of Judge Clarence Thomas to be the next Supreme Court justice but instead Hill's moral character and reputation as a woman. Immediately after the hearing, it was branded as a.

  4. Margo Hammond:

    I think it will only affirm what I originally thought.

  5. President Jacob Zuma:

    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.

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