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Definition 1: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts - [verb of cognition]

Samples where affirm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his story confirmed my doubts
  • The evidence supports the defendant

Synonyms for affirm in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of affirm ) establish as valid or genuine

"Can you back up your claims?"

(... is a kind of affirm ) give supporting evidence

"He vouched his words by his deeds"

(... is a kind of affirm ) confirm the truth of

"Please verify that the doors are closed" "verify a claim"

(... is a kind of affirm ) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

"The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound" "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"

(... is a kind of affirm ) support or supply with references

"Can you document your claims?"

(... is a kind of affirm ) prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something

Definition 2: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true - [verb of communication]

Samples where affirm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Before God I swear I am innocent

Synonyms for affirm in the sense of this definition

(affirm is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

(... is a kind of affirm ) assert or affirm

"Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"

(... is a kind of affirm ) lay claim to; as of an idea

"She took credit for the whole idea"

(... is a kind of affirm ) authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity

"I attest this signature"

(... is a kind of affirm ) state firmly

"He declared that he was innocent"

(... is a kind of affirm ) affirm or avow formally or solemnly

"The suspect protested his innocence"

(... is a kind of affirm ) inform positively and with certainty and confidence

"I tell you that man is a crook!"

Definition 3: say yes to - [verb of communication]

(... is a kind of affirm ) assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

"He claimed that he killed the burglar"

(... is a kind of affirm ) affirm once again

"He reaffirmed his faith in the church"

(... is a kind of affirm ) strengthen or make more firm

"The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"

(... is a kind of affirm ) state or assert

"He maintained his innocence"

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