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affirm


verb
1. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts (Freq. 9)
- his story confirmed my doubts
- The evidence supports the defendant
Syn:
confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support
Ant:
negate
Derivationally related forms:
affirmable, affirmation, support (for: support), substantiative (for: substantiate), substantiation (for: substantiate), sustainable (for: sustain), corroborative (for: corroborate), corroboratory (for: corroborate), corroboration (for: corroborate), confirmative (for: confirm), confirmatory (for: confirm), confirmation (for: confirm)
Hyponyms:
back, back up, vouch, verify, prove,
demonstrate, establish, show, shew, document, validate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
2. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true (Freq. 3)
- Before God I swear I am innocent
Syn:
verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear
Derivationally related forms:
swearer (for: swear), swearing (for: swear), averment (for: aver), avower (for: avow), avowal (for: avow), assertable (for: assert), assertion (for: assert), asserter (for: assert), affirmation, affirmer
Hypernyms:
declare
Hyponyms:
hold, claim, take, attest, declare,
protest, assure, tell
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
- They affirm that there was a traffic accident
3. say yes to (Freq. 2)
Derivationally related forms:
affirmative, affirmatory, affirmation
Hyponyms:
claim, reaffirm, confirm, reassert, maintain, defend
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

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