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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:

    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. Mayor Francis:

    We will appeal the ruling with the hope that higher courts will affirm the city's authority to adopt its own minimum wage.

  2. 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.

  3. Donald Trump:

    The bond between our nations was forever sealed in that great crusade, as we honor our shared victory and heritage, we affirm the common values that will unite us long into the future; freedom, sovereignty, self-determination, the rule of law and reference for the rights given to us by almighty God.

  4. 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.

  5. Ken Paxton:

    The court should affirm what President Obama said himself on more than 20 occasions: that he cannot unilaterally rewrite congressional laws and circumvent the people's representatives.


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