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affirm
used in Brave New World

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
I affirm the statement
Definition
to firmly state that something is true
  • Still averted from her, the young man made a sign of affirmation.
    p. 117.4
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  —1 use as in:
her actions affirm my concerns
Definition
to demonstrate support or demonstrate the truth of something
  • Then again the drums; and once more the men's deep savage affirmation of their manhood.
    p. 113.6
affirmation = demonstration
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