Meaning of “affirm” in the English Dictionary

"affirm" in British English

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affirmverb [ T ]

uk /əˈfɜːm/ us /əˈfɝːm/ 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 your support for an opinion or idea:

The government has affirmed its commitment to equal rights.
affirmation
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌæf.əˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌæf.ɚˈmeɪ.ʃən/

We welcome the government's affirmation of its intention to act.

(Definition of “affirm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"affirm" in American English

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affirmverb

us /əˈfɜrm/

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
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)