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.
Origin of affirm
SYNONYMS FOR affirm
Examples from the Web for affirming
That's how they kept clean, meeting with the mayor one day and affirming no snitching over nonviolence the next.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands|Jacob Siegel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Niebuhr “played by the rules” by affirming American exceptionalism, and writing about American innocence.
For the United States, our so-so results are neither depressing nor affirming.
Affirming that “science and religion can work together” is, on the surface, good.
“Society has already answered the LGBT question with an affirming response,” he says.
But Mark sets the testimony of both these "inspired" witnesses aside by affirming there was but one man there, and he was sitting.The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors|Kersey Graves
This warmth in defending and affirming his ideas profoundly astonished Ugolini, who added not a word.Life of St. Francis of Assisi|Paul Sabatier
We have made a mistake, however, in affirming that he had not a weak point.The Tiger-Slayer|Gustave Aimard
Affirming nothing as regards the life of truth, why should they tempt any man to contradict?The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
God is loved and loves again; the divine love is only human love made objective, affirming itself.The Essence of Christianity|Ludwig Feuerbach