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Definitions of affirm

  1. To state positively; maintain; assert; aver; make affirmation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appellate court for review. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To declare, as a fact, solemnly, under judicial sanction. See Affirmation, 4. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true; - opposed to deny. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To assert strongly; to confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, in court. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To declare or assert positively. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To make a solemn declaration, before an authorized magistrate or tribunal, under the penalties of perjury; to testify by affirmation. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To declare positively. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To confirm or ratify; to declare positively or solemnly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To assert with confidence; to maintain confidently as true; to declare solemnly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for affirm

  1. With regard to the last he is not so far agreed, and he doubts whether the House ought to affirm it. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  2. Nobody will affirm it. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke