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English definition of “affirm”

affirm

verb [T]     /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     /ˌæf.əˈmeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ɚ-/ noun [C or U] We welcome the government's affirmation of its intention to act .Assertions and asserting
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