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English verb: affirm

1. affirm (cognition) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts


SamplesHis story confirmed my doubts.
The evidence supports the defendant.


Synonymsconfirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)back, back up, demonstrate, document, establish, prove, shew, show, validate, verify, vouch


Antonymsnegate, contradict

2. affirm (communication) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true


SamplesBefore God I swear I am innocent.


ExamplesThey affirm that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsassert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)assure, attest, claim, declare, hold, protest, take, tell

3. affirm (communication) say yes to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)claim, confirm, defend, maintain, reaffirm, reassert









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