affirm definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To declare definitely or securely; preserve to be real.
    • to guide or uphold the validity of; confirm.
    • to say or verify, as a judgment, decree, or purchase, introduced before an appellate courtroom for analysis.
    • to say positively; to share with with confidence; to aver; to keep up as true; -- opposed to reject.
    • To declare, as a well known fact, solemnly, under judicial sanction. See Affirmation, 4.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Law To declare solemnly and formally although not under oath.
    • To declare or assert in a positive way.
    • to create a solemn statement, before an official magistrate or tribunal, under the penalties of perjury; to testify by affirmation.
  • verb:
    • To concur, verify or concur; to resolve positively.
    • to aid or encourage
    • to declare or affirm solemnly and officially as real
    • establish or strengthen much like brand new proof or facts
    • state yes to
  • others:
    • to mention or assert positively; inform with confidence; aver; declare to be a well known fact; maintain as real: in opposition to deny.
    • to help make company; establish, confirm, or ratify: as, the appellate judge affirmed the judgment.
    • To declare or assert absolutely or solemnly.
    • To declare solemnly before a court or magistrate, but without oath (a practice allowed where in actuality the affirmant features scruples against taking an oath); make a legal affirmation. See affirmation.

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