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.
- affinity card,
- affinity group,
- affirmative action
Origin of affirm
Examples from the Web for affirmed
That ruling was affirmed in a final judgment by the Afghan courts, which the Afghan Supreme Court confirmed in 2013.
Ultimately it affirmed the official position that it pays people equally for equal performance.
In 1994, Mormon president Gordon Hinckley affirmed that “as God now is, man may become!”The Core Mormon Teaching the LDS Church Didn’t Jettison|Jay Michaelson|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The judge said no, and her ruling was affirmed by a decision from a First Circuit appellate court.
It was the Supreme Court case that affirmed the right to legal counsel.‘Gideon’s Army’: Gerald Shargel on the Defense That Never Rests|Gerald L. Shargel|July 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Donald MacLeod affirmed that they lived at least for two days upon horse flesh.The Lyon in Mourning, Vol. 1|Robert Forbes
The post-existence, as well as the pre-existence of the soul, is affirmed in the concluding books.
As soon as they appeared, for they were two, I recognized the aggressors, and affirmed them to be such to the prince.The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan|James Morier
But it may even be affirmed that they were unable to ensure the preponderance of the Federal element in a case of this kind.Democracy In America, Volume 1 (of 2)|Alexis de Toqueville
Dioscorides affirmed that anyone who had taken the herb before being bitten would not be hurt by the poison of any serpent.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics|Richard Folkard
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for affirm
c.1300, from Old French afermier (Modern French affirmer) "affirm, confirm; strengthen, consolidate," from Latin affirmare "to make steady, strengthen," figuratively "confirm, corroborate," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + firmare "strengthen, make firm," from firmus "strong" (see firm (adj.)). Spelling refashioned 16c. in French and English on Latin model. Related: Affirmed; affirming.