positively stated or asserted, often in a formal way: That position is not in agreement with the affirmed teaching of the Anglican communion.
supported by the approval, recognition, or encouragement given by others: In strong and healthy relationships, people feel affirmed, validated, and respected.
confirmed or ratified: He was certainly not considered highly contagious, and there were no affirmed reports that the illness was passed on to other passengers.
the simple past tense and past participle of affirm.
- un·af·firmed, adjective
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How to use affirmed in a sentence
The study found positive screens for depression and anxiety are correlated with access to gender-affirming care, and more than 40 percent of respondents reported losing access to mental health counseling.Global study finds pandemic exacerbates inequities for trans people | Kaela Roeder | November 20, 2020 | Washington Blade
The vibe of canyon country is distinct from anything in nature, a feeling at once humbling, boggling, meditative and affirming.On mountain bikes in the Utah desert, a college reunion like no other | John Briley | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
It is a grassroots organization committed to creating a world in which diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed.
If discovered, it will only affirm whatever negative biases her colleagues may already harbor.In HBO’s sordid but watchable ‘Industry,’ the world now belongs to the zuppies | Hank Stuever | November 8, 2020 | Washington Post
It is essential we affirm our commitment to the rights of all our citizens, regardless of who they love.Pappas rebukes SCOTUS justices for declaring war on same-sex marriage | Chris Johnson | October 30, 2020 | Washington Blade
That ruling was affirmed in a final judgment by the Afghan courts, which the Afghan Supreme Court confirmed in 2013.
The panel unanimously affirmed a jury verdict in favor of DuPont in 2011.Law-Breaking Judges Took Cases That Could Make Them Even Richer | Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir, Chris Young, Center for Public Integrity | April 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
That,” the paper affirmed, “could never have been the vision of the founding fathers of our nation.Farewell to Manmohan Singh, India’s Puppet Prime Minister | Kapil Komireddi | January 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They affirmed it was an antidote to all poison; that it expelled rheums, sour humours, and obstructions of all kinds.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Never has it been so wretched, as is affirmed openly by the oldest residents here, as well as by me.
Less than two months later (April 5), Edward affirmed that he had placed complete confidence (plenam fiduciam) in Bruce.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
Mr. Alsop was thought to be of good heart, but unequal, as Mr. Scott affirmed, "to the trust in point of abilities."The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
The crew now lost courage, and affirmed that it would be advisable to turn back and wait for more favourable winds.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer