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affirm

af·firm

affirm

 
pronunciation:
frm
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: affirmed, affirming, affirms
definition: to state or declare as true.
I affirmed that I had washed my hands before sitting down to eat.
synonyms:
assert, claim, declare, maintain, state
antonyms:
contradict, deny
similar words:
acknowledge, allege, attest, profess, pronounce, swear
derivation: affirming (adj.)
Word Parts
The word affirm contains the following parts:
af- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix af- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "f," such as fil1 and fix. See ad-.
firm Latin root that means make firm; support
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi