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Synonyms for affirm
əˈfɜrmaf·firm

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Wiktionary

  1. affirmverb

    Antonyms:
    deny

  2. affirmverb

    She affirmed that she would go when I asked her.

    Antonyms:
    deny

  3. affirmverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirmverb

    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, swearverb

    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. affirmverb

    say yes to

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

    Antonyms:
    negate, contradict

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affirmverb

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

  2. affirmverb

    Synonyms:
    confirm, ratify, approve, establish

  3. affirmverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. affirmverb

    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. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell:

    Today we affirm that we refuse to forget our past. We accept the responsibility of tearing down the barriers that face so many of our neighbors as a result of the abhorrent laws and practices carried out against African-Americans.

  2. 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.

  3. Jen Psaki:

    We continue to affirm our strong support for Burma’s democratic institutions and, in coordination with our regional partners, urge the military and all other parties to adhere to democratic norms and the rule of law, and to release those detained today.

  4. President Jacob Zuma:

    We urge all those who are eligible to vote to register to vote ... so that together we continue to re-affirm and deepen our democracy.

  5. Dennis Lockhart:

    A key point regarding inflation is that conditions have not been deteriorating, just hanging below target, on balance for me the data have been encouraging and affirm that the economy has been growing at a moderate pace.


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