Focus on the pronunciation of affirm
English definition of “affirm”
› to state something is true, or to state your support for an idea, opinion, etc.: [T] Applicants signed a form affirming their citizenship. [+ that clause] These stories affirmed that the world is strange. affirmation
/ˌæf·ərˈmeɪ·ʃən/ n [C/U] › [U] We’re looking for affirmation of the city’s goal.