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affirming, present participle; affirmed, past participle; affirmed, past tense; affirms, 3rd person singular present;
  1. State as a fact; assert strongly and publicly
    • - he affirmed the country's commitment to peace
    • - he affirmed that she was, indeed, a good editor
    • - “Pessimism,” she affirmed, “is the most rational view.”
  2. Declare one's support for; uphold or defend
    • - the referendum affirmed the republic's right to secede
  3. Accept or confirm the validity of (a judgment or agreement); ratify

  4. Make a formal declaration rather than taking an oath (e.g., to testify truthfully)

  5. (of a court) Uphold (a decision) on appeal

  6. Offer (someone) emotional support or encouragement
    • - there are five common ways parents fail to affirm their children
    • - good teachers know that students need to be both affirmed and challenged

  1. confirm: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
  2. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
  3. say yes to
  4. (affirmation) avowal: a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
  5. (affirmation) (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
  6. (affirmation) a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
  7. (Affirmation (Beverley Knight album)) 'Affirmation' is the title of the fourth album from Beverley Knight, released in 2004 by Parlophone records.
  8. (Affirmation (song)) "Affirmation" is a song by Savage Garden. It is the second single of the album of the same name. ...
  9. (The Affirmation) The Affirmation is a 1981 science fiction novel by Christopher Priest.
  10. To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively; To support or encourage
  11. (affirmation) A declaration that something is true; an oath; A form of self-forced meditation or repetition; autosuggestion
  12. (Affirmation) A solemn and formal declaration that an affidavit is true. This is substituted for an oath in certain cases.
  13. (Affirmation) (for those opposed to swearing oaths): "Do you solemnly, sincerely, and truly, declare and affirm that the statements made by you are true and correct?"
  14. (Affirmation) A positive statement, usually beginning with the name of God, “I AM,” that affirms and strengthens the qualities of God within oneself, helping to bring those qualities into physical manifestation.
  15. (AFFIRMATION) Instead of a sworn oath, a solemn and formal declaration regarding the truth of a statement of facts. Often used when a persons religious convictions preclude swearing an oath.
  16. (Affirmation) An oral promise, on the signer's honor, that the information provided is true and correct to the best of the signer's knowledge.
  17. (Affirmation) A solemn declaration made under the penalties of perjury by a person who conscientiously declines taking an oath. This is equivalent to an oath.
  18. (Affirmation) A declaration in writing under penalty of perjury.
  19. (Affirmation) Used instead of the oath in court. It means you promise to tell the truth. (See OathThe religious promise a witness makes that they will tell the truth when they give evidence in court – a witness can also promise or affirm to tell the truth. (See Oath))
  20. (Affirmation) Affirmations are positive statements that can be used to change the way you think about yourself and your health. ...
  21. (affirmation) To declare expressly or impliedly with full knowledge of the facts an intention to proceed with a contract. Lapse of time may be evidence of affirmation.
  22. (AFFIRMATION) a declaration, sometimes as a replacement for someone who objects to taking an oath
  23. (Affirmation) A debtor's agreement to continue paying certain dischargeable debts after bankruptcy.
  24. (Affirmation) A positively worded phrase that supports a goal. Affirmations work best when couched in language that is Personal, Present Tense and Positive (3P’s).
  25. (Affirmation) A statement of intent, written or spoken in a positive way and always in the present tense.