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Definition of the verb affirm
What does affirm mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: affirmed | affirming | affirms
- establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
- lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
- synonyms of affirm: confirm / corroborate / substantiate / support / sustain
- antonym of affirm: negate
- more specific terms:
- back up / back = establish as valid or genuine
- vouch = give supporting evidence
- verify = confirm the truth of
- demonstrate / establish / prove / shew / show = establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
- document = support or supply with references
- validate = prove valid
- to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
- example: They affirm that there was a traffic accident
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to be [Predicate] He asserts himself to be the world's foremost authority [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause] The prisoner admitted that he may have been in the area [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause] The prisoner admitted his guilt
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of affirm: assert / aver / avow / swan / swear / verify
- more generic word: declare = state emphatically and authoritatively
- more specific words:
- say yes to
Alternative definition of the verb affirm
- To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.
- antonym: deny
- To support or encourage
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for affirm
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Constructing an Avant-Garde (2013)
Art in Brazil, 1949-1979 by Sérgio B. Martins
”75 To affirm is an act of subjective ...
by Royal Institute of Philosophy
of the theoretical terms of the neurological theory — only partial, for what the added psychophysical laws affirm is that the various theoretical variables jointly taking certain specified values is correlated with a specified phenomenal event.
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
But if it so happens that several ideas offer themselves to our thoughts at once, whereby we are led to affirm the seme thing of different objects, or different things of the fame object ; the propositions expressing these judgments are called ...
AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER AFFIRM JUDGMENT AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER One who plans, designs, analyzes, constructs, assembles, installs, alters or maintains aircraft structures, power plants or accessories through scientific or ...
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Usage statistics about affirm
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb affirm:
Comparison of usage frequency between the verb affirm and its most common antonym:
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At AFFIRM hearing about women in gov IT
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- Affirm - ESL/EFL vocabulary definition
- Affirm Meaning
Video shows what affirm means. To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.. To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true.
- Resolution to Affirm the Biblical Definition of Marriage MP4
- Affirm - ESL/EFL vocabulary definition
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4I1R1M3
The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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