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Meaning of “affirm” in the English Dictionary

"affirm" in British English

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affirmverb [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. to ​publicly show ​yoursupport for an ​opinion or ​idea: The ​government has affirmed ​itscommitment to ​equalrights.
affirmation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌæf.əˈmeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ɚ-/
We ​welcome the government's affirmation of ​itsintention to ​act.
(Definition of affirm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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affirmverb

 us   /əˈfɜrm/
to ​state something is ​true, or to ​stateyoursupport for an ​idea, ​opinion, etc.: [T] Applicants ​signed a ​form affirming ​theircitizenship. [+ that clause] These ​stories affirmed that the ​world is ​strange.
affirmation
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌæf·ərˈmeɪ·ʃən/
[U] We’re ​looking for affirmation of the city’s ​goal.
(Definition of affirm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “affirm”
in Spanish afirmar…
in Vietnamese quả quyết…
in Malaysian meyakinkan…
in Thai ยืนยัน…
in French affirmer…
in German beteuern, zusichern…
in Chinese (Simplified) 证实, 确认, 断言…
in Turkish kabul etmek, doğruluğunu kabul etmek…
in Russian подтверждать…
in Indonesian mengukuhkan, menegaskan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 證實, 確認, 斷言…
in Polish potwierdzać…
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