affirm
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /əˈfɝm/
  • (RP) IPA: /əˈfɜːm/
Verb

affirm (affirms, present participle affirming; past and past participle affirmed)

  1. To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.
    She affirmed that she would go when I asked her.
  2. To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Acts 25:19 ↗:
      Jesus, […] whom Paul affirmed to be alive
  3. To support or encourage.
    They did everything they could to affirm the children's self-confidence.
  4. To make firm; to confirm, or ratify; especially (legal) to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appellate court for review.
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