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Synonyms for affirm
əˈfɜrm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm(verb)

    establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

    "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

    Synonyms:
    actualise, realise, abide, embody, verify, get, support, stomach, defend, plunk for, hold up, substantiate, keep going, actualize, back, have, avow, fend for, patronise, stick out, assert, back up, keep, digest, nurture, keep up, corroborate, endorse, validate, reassert, hold, confirm, bear out, incarnate, swan, subscribe, brook, indorse, body forth, tolerate, suffer, endure, stand, aver, maintain, prolong, nourish, sustain, realize, patronize, underpin, plump for, patronage, put up, swear, bear

    Antonyms:
    negate, contradict

  2. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear(verb)

    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

    "Before God I swear I am innocent"

    Synonyms:
    vagabond, depose, put forward, ramble, support, range, trust, bank, stray, rove, roll, rely, say, cast, imprecate, avouch, insist, wander, control, corroborate, assert, confirm, swan, curse, blaspheme, tramp, avow, allege, verify, asseverate, aver, maintain, drift, sustain, substantiate, depone, roam, swear, cuss

    Antonyms:
    contradict, negate

  3. affirm(verb)

    say yes to

    Synonyms:
    swear, substantiate, avow, sustain, verify, assert, support, swan, corroborate, confirm, aver

    Antonyms:
    negate, contradict

Wiktionary

  1. affirm(verb)

    Antonyms:
    deny

  2. affirm(verb)

    She affirmed that she would go when I asked her.

    Antonyms:
    deny

  3. affirm(verb)

    They did everything they could to affirm the children's self-confidence.

    Antonyms:
    deny

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affirm

    To allege is formally to state as true or capable of proof, but without proving. To adduce, literally to lead to, is to bring the evidence up to what has been alleged. Adduce is a secondary word; nothing can be adduced in evidence till something has been stated or alleged, which the evidence is to sustain. An alleged fact stands open to question or doubt. To speak of an alleged document, an alleged will, an alleged crime, is either to question, or at least very carefully to refrain from admitting, that the document exists, that the will is genuine, or that the crime has been committed. Alleged is, however, respectful; to speak of the "so-called" will or deed, etc., would be to cast discredit upon the document, and imply that the speaker was ready to brand it as unquestionably spurious; alleged simply concedes nothing and leaves the question open. To produce is to bring forward, as, for instance, papers or persons. Adduce is not used of persons; of them we say introduce or produce. When an alleged criminal is brought to trial, the counsel on either side are accustomed to advance a theory, and adduce the strongest possible evidence in its support; they will produce documents and witnesses, cite precedents, assign reasons, introduce suggestions, offer pleas. The accused will usually assert his innocence. Compare STATE.

    Synonyms:
    adduce, advance, allege, assert, asseverate, assign, aver, cite, claim, declare, introduce, maintain, offer, plead, produce, say, state

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affirm

    Synonyms:
    assert, swear, testify, tell, aver, propound, asseverate, depose, state, declare, endorse, maintain

    Antonyms:
    deny, dispute, doubt, demur, negative, contradict, gainsay, oppugn, impugn, oppose

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affirm(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    declare, aver, assert, maintain, asseverate, avouch, vouch, allege, say, profess, protest, pronounce, predicate

  2. affirm(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    confirm, ratify, approve, establish

  3. affirm(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    assert, declare, aver, say, state, SWEAR, testify, depose, bear witness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. affirm(v)

    Synonyms:
    assert (positively), aver, asseverate, state

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "affirm":

    confirm, assert, reaffirm, say, claim, reiterate, argue, assure

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. AFFIRM

    Synonyms:
    Atrial Fibrillation Followup: Investigation of Rhythm Management

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How to use affirm in a sentence?

  1. Scott Walker:

    My criteria when evaluating these bills were simple : Do they improve transparency ? Do they increase accountability ? Do they affirm stability ? And do they protect the taxpayers ? The answer is yes.

  2. Jonathan Karl:

    The WHCA is horrified by a video reportedly shown over the weekend at a political conference organized by the President's supporters at the Trump National Doral in Miami. All Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the President's political opponents, we have previously told the President The President rhetoric could incite violence. Now we call on him and everybody associated with this conference to denounce this video and affirm that violence has no place in our society.

  3. Michelangelo Buonarroti:

    Heaven-born, the soul a heavenward course must hold beyond the world she soars the wise man, I affirm, can find no rest in that which perishes, nor will he lend his heart to ought that doth time depend.

  4. Christopher Zunner:

    Alvin Ailey is instituting a thorough review of Alvin Ailey policies and procedures, which provide multiple avenues for reporting, and will be undertaking additional training of all employees and students, tracy Inman affirm Tracy Inman commitment to providing a safe and supportive environment for all.

  5. Paul E. Pfuetze:

    Now the alternative to despair is courage. And human life can be viewed as a continuous struggle between these two options. Courage is the capacity to affirm one's life in spite of the elements which threaten it. The fact that courage usually predominates over despair in itself tells us something important about life. It tells you that the forces that affirm life are stronger than those that negate it.


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