verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to state something solemnly before a court or magistrate, but without oath.
- to ratify and accept a voidable transaction.
- (of an appellate court) to determine that the action of the lower court shall stand.
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A tech company is affirming that automating certain decisions may not, in fact, be the smart thing to do — tacitly acknowledging that removing human agency can generate harm.Twitter may let users choose how to crop image previews after bias scrutiny|Natasha Lomas|October 2, 2020|TechCrunch
As a scholar whose research focuses on the ethics of communication and as a yoga teacher, I’m interested in how people use rituals and rhetoric to affirm their interconnectedness with one another – and with the world.Why ‘Namaste’ Has Become The Perfect Pandemic Greeting|LGBTQ-Editor|September 30, 2020|No Straight News
First, they needed to affirm that things were indeed quieter.Bird songs got sexier during the COVID-19 shutdown|Ula Chrobak|September 24, 2020|Popular Science
We believe that it’s every American’s responsibility to do what they can to affirm, safeguard, and advance the health of our democracy.Why CEOs must take action on democracy and election integrity—and how they can do it|matthewheimer|August 27, 2020|Fortune
PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are affirmed, valued, and respected.
Advocates claimed that it helped to preserve virtue and to affirm the application of Sharia law.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What is worse, it does so only to affirm sexist stereotypes.
So when we progress, when we affirm ourselves, we should not threaten them.
I believe this because these ideals that we affirm are true.
They are demanding that the rest of us affirm their bad theology and codify it in the law.Are Opponents of Arizona's Anti-Gay Law Eager to Deceive?|Kirsten Powers|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From no other source than the knowledge that this first proposition contains a clear conception of that which I affirm.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
The Chinese affirm that the latter is the finest fruit in the whole world.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Moses does affirm as a certainty that man was created, and his wife also on the sixth day.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. I|Martin Luther
But this does not authorize the rational psychologist to affirm, from mere conceptions, its permanence beyond life.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
But it would be rash to affirm that it is not even swifter than any variation among domesticated animals.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death|Frederick W. H. Myers