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affirm

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of affirm

  1. 1 to state as a fact usually forcefully <unwilling to affirm without further study that the painting is an original Rembrandt> Synonyms claim, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess, protest, purport, warrantRelated Words announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counterAntonyms deny, gainsay

  2. 2 to state clearly and strongly <our business partner affirmed his trust in us, and we in turn promised not to let him down> Synonyms assert, aver, avouch, avow, declare, guarantee, lay down, professRelated Words advance, advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; announce, blaze, call, proclaim, pronounce, say; accent, accentuate, emphasize, stress, underline, underscore; advocate, champion, defend, espouse, support, uphold; assure, convince, persuade; explain, justify, rationalize; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms minimize, understate; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook





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