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affirm

Legal Definition of affirm

Verb

  1. Make a solemn declaration in place of an oath

Definition of affirm

Etymology

    From Middle English &lt Old French &lt Latin affirmare, adfirmare ("to present as fixed, aver, affirm") &lt ad ("to") + firmare ("to make firm") < firmus ("firm").

Pronunciation

Verb

to affirm (third-person singular simple present affirms or (archaic) affirmeth, present participle affirming, simple past and past participle affirmed)

  1. To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.

    She affirmed that she would go when I asked her.

  2. To support or encourage

    They did everything they could to affirm the children's self-confidence.

Antonyms

  • deny

Related terms

See also

External links

  • 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

References:

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