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affirmation

af·fir·ma·tion

affirmation

 
pronunciation:
ae fr meI shn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of affirming.
She thought she understood her rights under the law, but she wanted affirmation from her lawyer.
synonyms:
assertion, declaration
antonyms:
contradiction, negation
similar words:
acknowledgment, allegation, avowal, claim, confirmation, predication
definition 2: the state of being affirmed.
antonyms:
negation
similar words:
acceptance, acknowledgment
Word Parts
The word affirmation contains the following part:
firm Latin root that means make firm; support
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi