Affirmation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌæfərˈmeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word affirmation
Brit.  |afəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word affirmation

noun

- a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something (syn: avouchment, avowal)
- the act of affirming or asserting or stating something (syn: assertion, statement)
- (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
- a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand

Examples

...a sworn affirmation that he had never acted as a spy for the enemy...

More credit were to be given to her bare negation than to their affirmation.

A single nod implies an affirmation.

Word forms

noun
singular: affirmation
plural: affirmations
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