What does affirm mean?

Definitions for affirm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear(verb)

    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

    "Before God I swear I am innocent"

  3. affirm(verb)

    say yes to


  1. affirm(Verb)

    To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.

    She affirmed that she would go when I asked her.

  2. affirm(Verb)

    To support or encourage

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affirm(verb)

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

  2. Affirm(verb)

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

  3. Affirm(verb)

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

  4. Affirm(verb)

    to declare or assert positively

  5. Affirm(verb)

    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 speak the universes truth or our truth positively with confidence.

    They did 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. 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.

  2. Mayor Francis:

    We will appeal the ruling with the hope that higher courts will affirm the city's authority to adopt its own minimum wage.

  3. President Trump:

    As President Trump honor President Trump shared victory and heritage, President Trump affirm the common values that will unite President Trump long into future : freedom, sovereignty, self-determination, the rule of law and reverence for the rights given to President Trump by almighty God, from the Second World War to today, her majesty has stood as a constant symbol of these priceless traditions.

  4. United States:

    Kim Yo Jong will affirm the principle of denuclearization as Kim Yo Jong did in 2005, and the implementation will be drawn up and never happen.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    These documents affirm that our nation faced a profound counterintelligence threat prior to the 2016 election, and the Department of Justice and The FBI took appropriate steps to investigate whether any U.S. persons were acting as an agent of a foreign power.

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