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affirm

verb

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1 to state as a fact usually forcefully
  • unwilling to affirm without further study that the painting is an original Rembrandt

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2 to state clearly and strongly
  • our business partner affirmed his trust in us, and we in turn promised not to let him down

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assert, declare, affirm, protest, avow mean to state positively usually in anticipation of denial or objection. assert implies stating confidently without need for proof or regard for evidence. asserted that modern music is just noise declare stresses open or public statement. declared her support for the candidate affirm implies conviction based on evidence, experience, or faith. affirmed the existence of an afterlife protest emphasizes affirming in the face of denial or doubt. protested that he really had been misquoted avow stresses frank declaration and acknowledgment of personal responsibility for what is declared. avowed that all investors would be repaid in full

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The first known use of affirm was in the 14th century

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“Affirm.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/affirm. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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