HyperDic: affirm

English > 3 senses of the word affirm:
VERBcognitionaffirm, confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, supportestablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
communicationaffirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swearto declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
communicationaffirmsay yes to
affirm > pronunciation
Soundsahfer'm
Rhymesberm ... worm: 26 rhymes with erm...
English > affirm: 3 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningEstablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsconfirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support
Narrowerback, back upEstablish as valid or genuine
documentsupport or supply with references
prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shewEstablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment / experiment
validateprove valid
verifyconfirm the truth of
vouchGive supporting evidence
Oppositenegate, contradictprove negative
Spanishcomprobar, confirmar, constatar, corroborar, ratificar, reafirmar, revalidar, sustanciar
Catalanconfirmar, constatar, corroborar, reafirmar
Adjectivesaffirmablecapable of being affirmed or asserted
Nounsaffirmationa judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
English > affirm: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningTo declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey affirm that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsverify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear
Narrowerassure, tellinform positively and with certainty and confidence
attestauthenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity
claim, takelay claim to
declarestate firmly
holdassert or affirm
protestaffirm or avow formally or solemnly
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishafirmar, asegurar, aseverar, atestar, certificar, corroborar, garantizar, jurar, testimoniar, verificar
Catalanafirmar, asseverar, corroborar, jurar, verificar
Nounsaffirmationa statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
affirmationthe act of affirming / affirming or asserting or stating something
affirmersomeone who claims to speak the truth
English > affirm: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningsay yes to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Narrowerclaimassert or affirm strongly
confirm, reassertstrengthen or make more firm
maintain, defendstate or assert
reaffirmaffirm once again
Spanishafirmar
Catalanafirmar
Adjectivesaffirmative, affirmatoryaffirming or giving assent
Nounsaffirmationthe act of affirming / affirming or asserting or stating something

©2001-19 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict