Affirm - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈfɜːrm|  American pronunciation of the word affirm
Brit.  |əˈfəːm|  British pronunciation of the word affirm


- establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts (syn: confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain)
- to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true (syn: assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify)
- say yes to


We cannot affirm that this painting is genuine.

They neither affirmed nor denied their guilt.

laws affirming the racial equality of all peoples

They continued to affirm their religious beliefs.

The decision was affirmed by a higher court.

I affirm that it is true.

The ministry affirmed that the visit had been postponed.

That such a report existed in Claudian's time cannot now be affirmed.

The general affirmed rumors of an attack.

A spokesman for the company affirmed that a merger was likely.

He claims that modern physics affirms his Christian beliefs.

Some of the new MPs affirmed, instead of swearing the oath of allegiance.

You would not so positively affirm this fact.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: affirm
he/she/it: affirms
present participle: affirming
past tense: affirmed
past participle: affirmed
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