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affirm

af·firm

affirm

 
 
pronunciation:
frm
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: affirmed, affirming, affirms
definition 1: to firmly declare (something), or to state or maintain (something) as true.
When questioned by the press, the superintendent affirmed his faith in the police department.The expert affirmed that the fingerprints were identical.
synonyms:
assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, state
antonyms:
contradict, deny, negate, negative
similar words:
acknowledge, allege, asseverate, attest, avouch, certify, predicate, profess, pronounce, protest, say, swear, testify
definition 2: to ratify or confirm.
The party has affirmed his nomination as its candidate for the presidency.
synonyms:
approve
antonyms:
negate, negative
similar words:
accept, confirm, endorse, ratify, seal, sustain, validate
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derivation: affirming (adj.)
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