HyperDic: affirmation

English > 4 senses of the word affirmation:
NOUNcommunicationaffirmation, avowal, avouchmenta statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
communicationaffirmation, assertion, statementthe act of affirming / affirming or asserting or stating something
communicationaffirmation(religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
actaffirmationa judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
affirmation > pronunciation
Soundsae.fermey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > affirmation: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA statement asserting the existence or the truth of something.
Synonymsavowal, avouchment
NarroweraffirmativeA reply of affirmation
profession, professingAn open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion
reassertion, reaffirmationrenewed affirmation
Broaderassertion, averment, asseverationA declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
Spanishafirmación, confesión
Catalanafirmació
Verbsaffirmto declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
English > affirmation: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe act of affirming / affirming or asserting or stating something.
Synonymsassertion, statement
Narrowersay-soOne chap's arbitrary assertion
Broaderspeech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishafirmación, aserción, aserto, aseveración
Catalanafirmació, asserció, asseveració
Verbsaffirmto declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
affirmsay yes to
English > affirmation: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaning(religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds).
Categoryreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
Narrowerprofessionaffirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith
Broadercommitment, dedicationA message that makes a pledge
Spanishdeclaración
Catalanafirmació
English > affirmation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderjudgment, judgement, judicial decision(law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
OppositereversalA judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside
Verbsaffirmestablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

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