Definition of affirm
From Middle English < Old French < Latin affirmare, adfirmare ("to present as fixed, aver, affirm") < ad ("to") + firmare ("to make firm") < firmus ("firm").
to affirm (third-person singular simple present affirms or (archaic) affirmeth, present participle affirming, simple past and past participle affirmed)
- To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.
She affirmed that she would go when I asked her.
- To support or encourage
They did everything they could to affirm the children's self-confidence.
- affirm in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- affirm in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- affirm at OneLook Dictionary Search
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