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affirm

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1  —as in:
I affirm the statement
Definition to firmly state that something is true
  • I declare and affirm under penalty of perjury that these statements are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
affirm = state strongly (that something is true)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Maria affirmed that she has complete faith in the other members of the team.
  • affirmed = stated that something is true
  • The servants affirmed they had not seen her.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • affirmed = stated that it was true that
  • Chris smiled and sort of nodded, a response that Walt and Billie took as an affirmation that he would visit them in Annandale before the summer was out, and then they said their goodbyes.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • affirmation = a statement that something is true
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • ...one or two affirmed that there was no mystery at all,
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister's Black Veil
  • affirmed = agreed
  • Here was a man whose chi said nay despite his own affirmation.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • affirmation = firm statement that something is true
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "I do leave it alone," affirmed the accused hollowly.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • affirmed = stated that something is true
  •   "Said you were looking to find credit for about thirty families."
      Papa and Uncle Hammer neither affirmed nor denied this.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • affirmed = stated that it was true
  • "First day Walter comes back to school'll be his last," I affirmed.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • affirmed = stated firmly
  • Still averted from her, the young man made a sign of affirmation.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
affirmation = agreement that something is true
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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2  —as in:
her actions affirm my concerns
Definition to demonstrate support or demonstrate the truth of something
  • The upper court affirmed the lower court's ruling.
affirmed = supported
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Most children want affirmation from their parents.
  • affirmation = emotional support
  • She describes her art as life-affirming.
  • affirming = supporting the value of
  • The court's ruling affirms the principle of freedom to expression.
  • affirms = supports
  • The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings.
  • affirm = demonstrate support for
  • I've never been more loved and appreciated than when I tried to "justify" and affirm someone's mistaken beliefs;
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • affirm = demonstrate support or the truth of something
  • ...and after class, he asked me what I was thinking about, and I told him. He listened, and he nodded and made "affirmation" sounds.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • affirmation = encouraging (expressing support)
  • Then again the drums; and once more the men's deep savage affirmation of their manhood.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • affirmation = demonstration
  • Consider sharing this book with someone you know who could use affirmation of God's existence and love.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • affirmation = support in the belief
  • ...while the large, deep-brown eyes fixed on me in a mixture of appeal and affirmation.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
affirmation = support

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