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 reaffirmed
It is not a pity party when you can stand up and say, “I am,” to be counted, reaffirmed, human.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was reaffirmed in 2012, and popular support has been steadily building an ever—healthier majority for marriage equality.
Frieden, who weeks ago claimed the “window was closing” on Ebola containment efforts, reaffirmed the need for an urgent response.CDC’s Worst Case Scenario: 1.4 Million Ebola Cases|Abby Haglage|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This reaffirmed previous work by the Progressive Policy Institute arguing that car ownership plants the seeds for upward mobility.
Last week in an interview with The Daily Beast, Cuban clarified but reaffirmed his warning.Mark Cuban Warns That Basketball Players Could Get the Sterling Treatment Next|Evan Weiner|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finally, the United States reaffirmed its traditional policy of treating its friends and allies with respect.East-West Trade Trends|Harold E. Stassen
The soft glamor of the May night reaffirmed its immemorial sway over the sleeping hulk of the mountain.Mountain|Clement Wood
The sentence of death, which had been previously passed upon him, was reaffirmed.Life of Tecumseh, and of His Brother the Prophet|Benjamin Drake
An edict of the 3rd of December 1908 reaffirmed that of the 27th of August.
This resolution was reaffirmed at the Copenhagen Congress in 1910.The I.W.W.|Paul Frederick Brissenden
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.