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Definition of affirm verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they affirm
    he / she / it affirms
    past simple affirmed
    -ing form affirming
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  1. 1to state firmly or publicly that something is true or that you support something strongly synonym confirm
  2. 2 affirm something Both sides affirmed their commitment to the cease-fire. The decision was affirmed by the appellate court. affirm that… I can affirm that no one will lose their job.
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noun [uncountable, countable] She nodded in affirmation.
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