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English noun: affirmation

1. affirmation (communication) a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something


Synonymsavouchment, avowal


Broader (hypernym)assertion, asseveration, averment


Narrower (hyponym)affirmative, professing, profession, reaffirmation, reassertion

2. affirmation (communication) the act of affirming or asserting or stating something


Synonymsassertion, statement


Broader (hypernym)speech act


Narrower (hyponym)say-so

3. affirmation (communication) (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)


Broader (hypernym)commitment, dedication


Narrower (hyponym)profession


Domain categoryfaith, religion, religious belief

4. affirmation (act) a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand


Broader (hypernym)judgement, judgment, judicial decision


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


Antonymsreversal









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