- 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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Then, Saturday morning, after our Politics Report published describing the discrepancy, the Labor Council released a brief statement affirming that its delegates had, indeed, voted to endorse Montgomery Steppe.Morning Report: Council Prez Race Reviving Some 2018 Tensions|Voice of San Diego|November 25, 2020|Voice of San Diego
It is like a prayer, affirming that this is what the cinema can be, no matter how far in our cynicism we may stray.Soumitra Chatterjee, celebrated Indian actor and ‘one-man stock company’ for Satyajit Ray, dies at 85|Harrison Smith|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
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.Namaste became the perfect pandemic greeting—but does the West really understand it?|Jeremy David Engels|October 8, 2020|Quartz
“I’m sorry, Lyndsay, it’s breast cancer,” affirmed the radiologist.The Anatomy Of A Breast Cancer Survivor: ‘Early Detection Saved My Life’|Charli Penn|October 6, 2020|Essence.com
Kipchoge belongs to that rare category of athlete whose dominance seems to affirm a supernatural order.
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.
He sent to heaven for a chapter of the Koran, affirming that his wife was faithful.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Before affirming that we live a reasonable life, we must determine what is the doctrine of the life which we regard as reasonable.My Religion|Leo Tolstoy
We are denying its existence in the very act of affirming it.Theism or Atheism|Chapman Cohen
Then these were interpreted, questions were raised in reference to them, and the grounds of affirming or denying were presented.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord
She would knock at my Study door, affirming that some one below would be glad to see me, tho there was none that askd for me.Irish Witchcraft and Demonology|St. John D. (St. John Drelincourt) Seymour