Synonyms for affirm

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-furm
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfɜrm

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Définition of affirm

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Old French afermier (Modern French affirmer) "affirm, confirm; strengthen, consolidate," from Latin affirmare "to make steady, strengthen," figuratively "confirm, corroborate," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + firmare "strengthen, make firm," from firmus "strong" (see firm (adj.)). Spelling refashioned 16c. in French and English on Latin model. Related: Affirmed; affirming.
  • verb declare the truth of something
Example sentences :
  • It is said that my reply was very eloquent, but I cannot affirm that that reply was really made by me.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • Then, if we do not know it, why do we affirm that it exists?
  • Extract from : « Initiation into Philosophy » by Emile Faguet
  • Some affirm that they inhabit now on one side of the river, now on another.
  • Extract from : « The History of Louisiana » by Le Page Du Pratz
  • All did him the justice to affirm that while there he behaved like a hero.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete » by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  • This I can affirm—Lucien is not the worst member of the Bonaparte family.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete » by Lewis Goldsmith
  • So likely too, seeing that I affirm injustice to be profitable and justice not.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • Their instinctive dislike to pleasure leads them to affirm that pleasure is only the absence of pain.
  • Extract from : « Philebus » by Plato
  • And you may affirm this in a proposition to your companion, or make the remark mentally to yourself.
  • Extract from : « Philebus » by Plato
  • It must affirm itself, or no forms of logic or of oath can give it evidence.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • We cannot affirm that words have no meaning when taken out of their connexion in the history of thought.
  • Extract from : « Sophist » by Plato

Antonyms for affirm

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