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affirm

verb [T] uk   /əˈfɜːm/ us    /-ˈfɝːm/ formal
to state something as true: [+ (that)] The suspect affirmed (that) he had been at home all evening. She affirmed her intention to apply for the post.Assertions and asserting to publicly show your support for an opinion or idea: The government has affirmed its commitment to equal rights.Announcing, informing and stating
affirmation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌæf.əˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ɚ-/
We welcome the government's affirmation of its intention to act.Assertions and asserting
(Definition of affirm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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